Members of the cast of SBMT’s upcoming “Fiorello!” met for orientation on July 19. There was lots to learn, including some tidbits, truths, and a few fibs about the real Fiorello LaGuardia from producer Jay Steele. (Did Fiorello ever beat up a horse? Or did he fight his adversaries while standing on a chair? Answer below!)
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Answer: No, LaGuardia never fought a horse. But the feisty, 5’2″ Fiorello did demand that someone bring a chair to the school yard so he could stand on it to take on his classmates.