Review: THE MIKADO Presented as a Thoroughly Entertaining Hip Update of Gilbert and Sullivan's Classic Spoof of British Nobility and Politics Review: THE MIKADO Presented as a Thoroughly Entertaining Hip Update of Gilbert and Sullivan's Classic Spoof of British Nobility and Politics
by Shari Barrett - Sep 5, 2019

Pacific Opera Project (POP) was founded in July of 2011 with the purpose of bringing accessible, affordable, and entertaining opera to audiences across Los Angeles, with productions that are incredibly modern in format, performed with traditional music although on occasion POP has been known to change a few lyrics to reflect our current society. Such was the case in their reprise of its popular 2013 production of Gilbert and Sullivan's THE MIKADO at The Highland Park Ebell Club. I was in the audience on closing night along with a very appreciative packed house, enjoying POP's colorful production, called a?oeabout the most fun one can have in a Los Angeles theater right now,a?? with cleverly modernized Harajuku costumes for the 28 singers designed by Maggie Green, inspired by the district of Tokyo famous for its wild mix of eye-popping colors and styles. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of Pacific Opera Project's THE MIKADO Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of Pacific Opera Project's THE MIKADO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

Reviving their own production, Pacific Opera Project's The Mikado recently opened in Los Angeles. With an opening comes the opinions of critics. (more...)

Pacific Opera Project Reprises Production Of THE MIKADO At Highland Park Ebell Club Pacific Opera Project Reprises Production Of THE MIKADO At Highland Park Ebell Club
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

From August 16-31, 2019, Pacific Opera Project (POP) reprises its popular 2013 production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado at The Highland Park Ebell Club. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brooke deRosa Offers GUNFIGHT Musical As Part of Upcoming Fringe Festival BWW Interview: Brooke deRosa Offers GUNFIGHT Musical As Part of Upcoming Fringe Festival
by Don Grigware - May 29, 2019

Trial Run Productions presents the world premiere of Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon a new musical comedy by Brooke deRosa. Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon is a Gilbert and Sullivan-styled musical comedy set in the Old Wild West with a modern spin. The show opens as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival on Saturday June 8th at the McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood., Brooke deRosa sat down to talk about the show and here's what she said. (more...)

GUNFIGHT AT THE NOT-SO-OK SALOON Comes to the Hollywood Fringe Festival GUNFIGHT AT THE NOT-SO-OK SALOON Comes to the Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019

Trial Run Productions presents the world premiere of Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon , a new musical comedy by Brooke deRosa. Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon is a Gilbert and Sullivan-styled musical comedy set in the Old Wild West with a modern spin. Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon opens as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival on Saturday June 8th at the McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038. (more...)

BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Thorne Hall Occidental College BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Thorne Hall Occidental College
by Maria Nockin - Oct 29, 2018

On Sunday October 28, 2018, Pacific Opera Project (POP) presented Giuseppe Verdi's well-loved opera, LA TRAVIATA to a full house at Occidental College's Thorne Hall in Pasadena. Director and Designer Josh Shaw presented a traditional production with a unit set that spoke of flowers and the beauty of the earth despite the terrors of disease in the 19th century. (more...)

Pacific Opera Project Partners With Occidental College Glee Club To Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA Pacific Opera Project Partners With Occidental College Glee Club To Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2018

Pacific Opera Project (POP) joins forces with The Occidental College Glee Club for two performances of Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata on October 27 and 28, 2018 at Occidental College's Thorne Hall. Following a wonderful experience together producing The Rake's Progress in 2016, the collaboration allows POP to present Verdi's masterpiece with a more than 50-member chorus of Occidental Glee Club students and a POP professional chorus, plus a large orchestra. (more...)

Pacific Opera Project Partners With Occidental College Glee Club To Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA Pacific Opera Project Partners With Occidental College Glee Club To Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Pacific Opera Project (POP) joins forces with The Occidental College Glee Club for two performances of Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata on October 27 and 28, 2018 at Occidental College's Thorne Hall. Following a wonderful experience together producing The Rake's Progress in 2016, the collaboration allows POP to present Verdi's masterpiece with a more than 50-member chorus of Occidental Glee Club students and a POP professional chorus, plus a large orchestra. (more...)

BWW Review: LA GAZZETTA at The Ebell Club BWW Review: LA GAZZETTA at The Ebell Club
by Maria Nockin - Jul 7, 2018

On Friday evening July 6, 2018, Pacific Opera Project (POP) presented Gioachino Rossini's little known opera LA GAZZETTA at the newly outfitted Ebell Club in Los Angeles. The area where patrons sat at tables was surrounded with a semi-circle of single seats. Every seat has been sold for the entire two-weekend run of GAZZETTA but it is likely that we will hear more from this bubbly, (more...)

BWW Review: ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO Skillfully Sets Mozart's Opera in Star Trek's Final Frontier
by Shari Barrett - Mar 8, 2015

Pacific Opera Project boldly goes where no opera company has gone before in a Star Trek-themed production of ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO: POP puts their zany spin on Mozart's kidnapping caper by setting it in space... the final frontier. Klingons, slave girls, and all your favorite characters from the original Star Trek series sing and dance their way through Abduction accompanied by a spectacular 27-piece orchestra conducted by POP co-founder Stephen Karr. The new English libretto, written by artistic director Josh Shaw who also directs the POP production, takes the action from an 18th century harem in Turkey and places it Stardate 14-20.27 on the hereto unexplored planet M113. (more...)

Pacific Opera Project Stages TOSCA, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

To kick off their Fall 2014 Season, Pacific Opera Project will present 6 performances of a daring new production of Puccini's Tosca in Pasadena. Made possible by funding from over 150 backers through a successful Kickstarter campaign, this will be POP's most ambitious production to date with a stellar cast and a twenty-two piece orchestra. (more...)

Pacific Opera Project to Stage Fall 2014 Production of TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

To kick off their Fall 2014 Season, Pacific Opera Project will present 6 performances of a daring new production of Puccini's Tosca in Pasadena. Made possible by funding from over 150 backers through a successful Kickstarter campaign, this will be POP's most ambitious production to date with a stellar cast and a twenty-two piece orchestra. (more...)

Pacific Opera Project to Present TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

To kick off their Fall 2014 Season, Pacific Opera Project will present 6 performances of a daring new production of Puccini's Tosca in Pasadena. Made possible by funding from over 150 backers through a successful Kickstarter campaign, this will be POP's most ambitious production to datewith a stellar cast and a twenty-two piece orchestra. (more...)

Pacific Opera Project Presents THE MIKADO, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Pacific Opera Project takes on the Gilbert and Sullivan classic in a colorful production influenced by eclectic, Harajuku style. (more...)

Pacific Opera Project Presents THE MIKADO, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Pacific Opera Project takes on the Gilbert and Sullivan classic in a colorful production influenced by eclectic, Harajuku style. (more...)

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