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Productions, 2007 - 2008

 The Threepenny Opera 

By Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill
Directed by Terry Allen
Musical Direction by Mitra Sadeghpour
Choreography by Toni Poll-Sorensen
Scenic & Lighting Design by Kevin Gawley
Costume Design by Mallory Prucha Rishoi

Riverside Theatre
February 28-March 1 & March 5-8 at 7:30 p.m.
March 2 at 1:30 p.m.

"The Threepenny Opera" Photo Gallery

A milestone of 20th century musical theatre, The Threepenny Opera rolls on unstoppably into the 21st century. In their opera “by and for beggers,” composer Kurt Weill and playwright Bertolt Brecht transformed saccharine, old-fashioned opera and operetta forms, incorporating a sharp political perspective and the sound of 1920's Berlin dance bands and cabaret. Weill’s acid harmonies and Brecht’s biting text created a revolutionary new musical theatre that inspired such hits as Cabaret, Chicago and Urinetown. The show’s opening number, “Mack the Knife,” became one of the top popular songs of the century.

Threepenny Opera Cast
Street Singer.................................................Chris Goltz
Mr. Peachum................................................Eddie Neve
Mrs. Peachum...........................................Caitlin Nelson
Filch, Messenger...........................................Chris Goltz
Polly Peachum...............................................Holly Dow
Macheath (Mack the Knife).............................CJ Krueger
Low-Dive Jenny...........................................Jo Alexander
Reverend Kimball...........................................Chris Goltz
Tiger Brown..................................................Tim Jacobs
Smith...........................................................Chris Goltz
Lucy Brown......................................Melissa Jean Briggs
Readymoney Magg..................................Brittany Gusho
Crookfinger Jake...........................................Tyler Morris
Bob the Saw...................................................Josh Lang
Walt Dreary..............................................Shane Capaul
Betty......................................................Abbie Williams
Dolly............................................................Hanna Agar
Molly.......................................................Sarah Lanners
Coaxer....................................................Charlene Lucht
Constable 1....................................................Josh Lang
Constable 2..............................................Shane Capaul
Beggars..............................Brittany Gusho, Tyler Morris,
...............................................Josh Lang, Shane Capaul

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