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The Threepenny Opera | MAR 16-252018-05-08T12:31:19+00:00

FRI | MAR 16 | 7:30PM SOLD OUT
SUN | MAR 18 | 3:00PM SOLD OUT
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SUN | MAR 25 | 3:00PM SOLD OUT

As London scrubs up for the coronation, the police cut deals left and right to keep the filth out of sight. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Peachum’s daughter can’t be found…and a notorious gangster is back in town. A landmark 20th century work rarely performed by a professional opera company, The Threepenny Opera sends up a satiric critique of capitalism and the meaning of morality when living in the slums.

FRI | MAR 16 | 7:30PM SOLD OUT
SUN | MAR 18 | 3:00PM SOLD OUT
FRI | MAR 23 | 7:30PM SOLD OUT
SAT | MAR 24 | 7:30PM SOLD OUT
SUN | MAR 25 | 3:00PM SOLD OUT

The Threepenny Opera
Music by Kurt Weill | Libretto by Bertolt Brecht
English translation by Michael Feingold
Original German text based on Elisabeth
Hauptmann’s German Translation of John Gay’s
THE BEGGAR’S OPERA
A new BLO production
Sung in English, but please note that this production will not have surtitles.
Performance running time is approximately 2 hours and 55 minutes, including one intermission.

CREATIVE TEAM

DAVID ANGUS

Conductor

Sponsored by Linda Cabot Black

JAMES DARRAH*

Stage Director

Sponsored by Gerard & Sherryl Cohen

JULIA NOULIN-MÉRAT

Set Designer

CHARLES NEUMANN*

Costume Designer

PABLO SANTIAGO*

Lighting Designer

JASON ALLEN»

Wig-Makeup Designer

CAST

CHRISTOPHER BURCHETT
Baritone

MACHEATH, known as
MACK THE KNIFE

Sponsored by Alan & Lisa Dynner

JAMES MADDALENA
Baritone

MR. PEACHUM

MICHELLE TRAINOR‡
Soprano

MRS. PEACHUM

KELLY KADUCE
Soprano

POLLY PEACHUM

Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. E. Lee Perry

DANIEL BELCHER*
Baritone

TIGER BROWN,
Chief of Police

Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Puzo

CHELSEA BASLER‡
Soprano

LUCY,
his daughter

Sponsored by Willa & Taylor Bodman

THE WHORES

RENÉE TATUM*
Mezzo-Soprano

JENNY DIVER

Sponsored by Miguel & Suki de Bragança

VERA SAVAGE‡

WHORE

JAIME KORKOS

DOLLY

HEATHER GALLAGHER‡

BETTY

MARIE MCCARVILLE

VIXEN

VANESSA SCHUKIS

OLD WHORE

ALISA CASSOLA

MOLLY

MACHEATH’S GANG

JESSE DARDEN†
Tenor

MATT OF THE MINT

DAVID CUSHING‡
Baritone

CROOK FINGER JACK

ANDY PAPAS*
Baritone

WALT DREARY

THOMAS OESTERLING

JIMMY JUNIOR

RYNE CHERRY*»

ED

BEGGARS

RYNE CHERRY*
Baritone

FILCH

JESSE DARDEN

ANDY PAPAS

THOMAS OESTERLING

VERA SAVAGE

RON WILLIAMS

DAVID CUSHING

RON WILLIAMS

A POLICEMAN

RYNE CHERRY*»

POLICEMAN SMITH

VERA SAVAGE

REVEREND KIMBALL

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE FROM THE BOSTON LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA
BOSTON LYRIC OPERA CHORUS
PRODUCTION/ARTISTIC STAFF

REHEARSAL COACH/ACCOMPANIST, Brett Hodgdon‡
ASSISTANT STAGE DIRECTOR, Anderson Nunnelly
STAGE MANAGER, Becki Smith*

*Boston Lyric Opera Debut
†Boston Lyric Opera Jane and Steven Akin Emerging Artist
‡Boston Lyric Opera Jane and Steven Akin Emerging Artist Alumnus

Huntington Avenue Theatre

264 Huntington Avenue | Boston, MA | 02115

Huntington Avenue Theatre, photo by Nile Hawver

Designed and constructed as America’s first civic playhouse, the building today known as the Huntington Avenue Theatre was the first tax-exempt theatre established in the nation. Construction having begun in 1923, it was formally opened with Sheridan’s The Rivals on November 10‚ 1925. The architect was J. Williams Beal and Sons. It is the resident home to the Huntington Theatre Company.

Directions and Parking

SEATING

  • Seating is divided into three sections, Orchestra, Mezzanine, and Balcony. The Orchestra is on the main level, and the Mezzanine and Balcony are on the second level, separated by an aisle break.
  • The Mezzanine and Balcony are accessible by stairs in the main lobby; there is no elevator access to these levels.       There are no stairs required to enter the Orchestra.
  • The Mezzanine overhangs the Orchestra after row J.
Huntington Avenue Theatre | THE THREEPENNY OPERA | MAR 16-25, 2018 | Boston Lyrica Opera

ACCESSIBILITY

  • There is no elevator access to the Mezzanine and Balcony.
  • There is one accessible single-stall restroom on the main level.
  • Listening devices are available at concessions in the main lobby.

RESTROOMS

  • Restrooms for all other patrons are on the balcony level and the lower lobby level, accessible by stairs.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

  • Concessions are available in the main lobby.

COAT CHECK

  • Coat check is available in the downstairs lobby.

Soho, London: June, 1838, leading up to the coronation of Queen Victoria.

A busking street singer sets the stage by describing the recent crimes of the murderer and gangster Macheath – better known as “Mack the Knife.”

Mr. and Mrs. Peachum’s daughter, Polly, did not return home last night. They conclude that she spent the evening with Macheath, and Peachum – the boss of London’s beggars – vows to destroy him.

Polly and Macheath celebrate their marriage with a crowd of his men. The Chief of Police, Tiger Brown, arrives, and Macheath reveals that Brown is on the take. Polly returns home and announces her marriage to her parents, inadvertently sharing Macheath and Brown’s connection.

Macheath and Polly make plans for him to evade arrest. He visits his favorite brothel to say good-bye to his ex, Jenny – whom Mrs. Peachum has bribed. Brown arrests him.

In jail, Macheath reflects before his hanging. Polly jealously argues with Lucy, Brown’s daughter and another of Macheath’s girlfriends. Lucy helps Macheath escape, but Peachum coerces Brown into arresting him again. Back in jail, Macheath unsuccessfully appeals to his associates for help. Suddenly, a messenger arrives with startling news, and the company gathers to sing the final moral of the tale.

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THE REVIEWS ARE IN FOR THE THREEPENNY OPERA!

Happily, with music director David Angus in the pit, Weill’s cunningly “simple” music largely hits its mark. It also has a way of remaining lodged in the mind, long after the curtain has fallen.
Boston Globe

Soprano Kelly Kaduce, as Polly Peachum…made for engaging listening
BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER

A strong cast, staged by James Darrah, a hot young director from LA with an impressive list of creds.
WBUR/The ARTery

An excellent cast of young, singing actors who brought off to perfection the music, the dialogue and the comedy.
EDGE BOSTON

The Threepenny Opera is on the money! A timely cautionary tale
BROADWAY WORLD BOSTON

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