Episode #5: “Politics on Broadway”

Season 1, Episode 5: November 1, 2020

We’ll feature the history of political satire in Broadway musicals just before the election. This week's guest is Larry Smith! Larry appeared for the first time at Lancaster Opera House last season in Neil Simon’s Rumors. Larry has worked at most of WNY’s theaters including Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Theatre of Youth, Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, Irish Classical Theatre, Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, and Torn Space Theater. A member of the Dramatists Guild, Larry’s had seven plays produced at Alleyway Theatre. He adapted and directed Shakespeare’s The Life and Death of King John at New Phoenix.



Buttermilk Pancakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 cups flour all-purpose
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • butter to serve
  • maple syrup to serve

Ham & Cheese Omelette

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 2 servings


  • oven-proof skillet


  • 6 eggs large
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 small pinch mustard powder
  • sea salt and ground black powder to taste
  • 1 handful cooked ham chopped
  • 1 handful cheese grated or cubed
  • 1 tbsp butter unsalted


  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat them really well, then add the milk, parsley, and mustard powder, season with salt and pepper, and mix well. Throw in the ham and cheese.
  • Heat the butter in an ovenproof skillet over fairly high heat until it’s fully melted and the pan is very hot. Pour in the egg mixture, pushing the egg away from the sides of the pan using a heatproof spatula. Immediately turn the heat down to medium and let the omelet cook slowly until the bottom half of the omelet is set, about 3 minutes
  • If you want to fold your omelet, use the spatula to flip 1 side of the omelet over the other to form a half-circle and continue to cook until the omelet is set, about 3 minutes more. If you want to leave your omelet flat, slide the skillet under a preheated broiler until the top of the omelet is set, about 3 minutes.
  • Once the omelet is cooked, serve it immediately, whether folded or flat.