“You’re Not Foolin’ Me” – 110 In the Shade
Music: Harvey Schmidt Lyrics: Tom Jones
When a charming stranger promises rain for a price to a drought-stricken town, local spinster Lizzie and the man duel with words in this stimulating duet. A strong dislike masks a strong attraction however, and magic eventually develops between them even though he reveals himself as a fake in this musical based on the play The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash. Television series Breaking the Magician’s Code premiered on this day in 1997 and increased the popularity of magic shows despite revealing the secrets behind various tricks and illusions.