The Nazareth College Department of Theatre Arts and Theatre League will present The Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht as the final production of its 2012-2013 season.
The Threepenny Opera is considered to be Kurt Weill’s best-known work. It is based on The Beggar’s Opera, a piece created in 1728 by John Gay. It opened in Berlin on August 31, 1928 and has been reincarnated several times, both on and off-Broadway. The first off-Broadway production opened in 1956 and played for 2,707 performances. Most recently, it was revived by the Roundabout Theatre Company in 2006 starring Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper. It received a nomination for Best Musical Revival.
Director Lindsay Reading Korth has expressed great enthusiasm for this piece, stating, “This is classic material… The play’s themes challenge social values that applaud profit over all other definitions of success. The play takes us on a journey through the darkest alleys inspired both by Victorian London and post WWI Berlin. The setting is bleak and raw and profit is king.” The play centers on Macheath, also known as Mack the Knife, the most terrifying criminal around. When Mack takes the young, naïve Polly Peachum for his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Peachum become active in trying to put an end to Macheath’s deceitful ways.
The Threepenny Opera cast consists of Nazareth College students: Taylor Carlson, Lainey Catalino, Matthew Combs, Nicole Cupo, Marissa Davis, Tess DeFlyer, Henry DuRocher, Francis V. Grunfeld, Seth Hatch, Shane Heidecker, Angelo Jasa, Hannah Karpenko, Adam Marino, Chris Mauro, Bre Melino, Morgan Naum, Gerald “Ged” Owen, Kayla Perconti, Amanda Popielarz, Courtney Scheer, Ashley Squairs, and Sam Vaccaro. The production is directed by Lindsay Reading Korth, music directed by Nazareth musical theatre graduate, Audra Cramer and choreographed by Heather Roffe. The production team is made up of Nazareth College students: Mary Katherine Lodick (Stage Manager), Jessica Pappalardo (Assistant Stage Manager), Sarah Fredendall (Assistant Stage Manager), Joshua Lau (Props Master), and Hilary Faulkner (Dance Captain).
- Ticket Information:
- Tickets to The Threepenny Opera are $15-17 and are free with Naz ID.
For tickets, call – or visit – the Box Office:
585-389-2170 or order online: artscenter.naz.edu.
- Department of Theatre Arts and Theatre League