THE THREEPENNY OPERA
Books and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill, English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein.
Set in London in the 1800s, The Threepenny Opera is a musical satire about a notorious bandit who marries a girl much to the chagrin of her father, forcing the peeved patriarch to do everything in his power to imprison his son-in-law. Ahead of its time, the political and social themes in this iconic piece of musical theater get at the corruption of humanity and how it consumes us and forces us to consume one another.
Last revived on Broadway in a Tony Award-winning production starring Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper, The Threepenny Opera must be recognized as the grandfather of musicals like Cabaret and Chicago that show us singing and dancing our way to our own destruction. David M. Jenkins directs with Jeremy Douglass set to return after previously helming LIZZIE’s six-piece band (several of whom also return here to fill out the seven-piece on-stage orchestra) as music director.
Date(s): October 18, 2017 - October 21, 2017
Hours: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602