Photo Flash: THE THREEPENNY OPERA Comes to ActorsNET
ActorsNET concludes its 21st season with a milestone musical - The Threepenny Opera. Conceived as "an opera for beggars," the "play with music" was adapted by Marc Blitzstein into English from the original production in German - music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht.
Set in the London slums just prior to the coronation of Queen Victoria, it chronicles the crimes and womanizing of notorious Macheath, best known as Mack the Knife. Chaos ensues when Macheath marries Polly Peachum over the objections of her father, who reigns in the slum as king of the beggars. Artistic Director Cheryl Doyle of Morrisville, PA directs Blair Johnson of Doylestown, PA as Macheath; Elizabeth Rzasa of Ewing, NJ as Polly Peachum; Steve Lobis of Morrisville as Mr. Peachum; and Laurie Hardy of Hamilton, NJ as Mrs. Peachum. Co-Starring Nicholas Pecht of Hamiton, NJ as "the street singer;" Holly Gash of Yardley, PA as Jenny, Kyla Donnelly of Levittown, PA as Lucy, and C. Jameson Bradley of Quakertown, PA as Tiger Brown. Featuring Tom Smith, John Russell, Rick Speer, Ellen Wisnosky, and Stacy Danka.
Musical direction by David Bohn of Trenton, NJ. Stage managed by Erin Leder of Bordentown, NJ. Lighting design and operation by Andrena Wishnie of Morrisvlle. Special choreography by Joy Woffindin of Sea Girt, NJ. Produced by special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.
Elizabeth Rzasa and Blair Johnson in The Threepenny Opera
Blair Johnson and Holly Gash in The Threepenny Opera
Blair Johnson in The Threepenny Opera