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Sometimes, you’re lucky enough to meet someone that you have admired for a long time. I got that chance Monday afternoon, when Michael Baron, artistic director for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, interviewed Chita Rivera. While I was behind one of the cameras, I got to listen to marvelous stories that only someone who has worked with the best of the best can tell. Now, you get the same opportunity to hear those stories.

In this first clip, Ms. Rivera shares with us what it’s like to be in Oklahoma during this sizzling summer heat, as well as a preview for her concert CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY.

Later, Ms. Rivera told us stories about her first professional production, CALL ME MADAM, and describes what it was like to work with Bob Fosse, one of the 20th century’s greatest choreographers.

Finally, she spoke about creating the role of Rosie Alvarez in BYE BYE BIRDIE.

What did you think of her stories? Which one was your favorite? Let us know through a blog comment, or via our Facebook or Twitter accounts. We’d love to hear from you!