The Threepenny Opera The Threepenny Opera

Adaptation and Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht

Music by Kurt Weill

German translation by Elisabeth Hauptmann

English translation of dialog by Robert David MacDonald

English translation of lyrics by Jeremy Sams

Directed by Kenneth Kelleher

February 5-March 30, 2014


Approximate running time 2 hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

No late seating. Please alllow suitable time to find parking.


Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and
Sundays at 2:00 pm


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"the greatest musical of all time" — Newsweek


A milestone of 20th century musical theater, The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) rolls on unstoppably into the 21st with absolute relevance in today's world. In their opera "by and for beggars," composer Kurt Weill (1900–1950) and playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956) created a trailblazing musical spectacle of fierce social and political critique, where the haves clash with the have nots with its haunting jazz score by Kurt Weill, acid harmonies and biting lyrics. This musical saga of the villainous but irresistible Mack the Knife and his marauding band of thieves is a revolutionary musical theatre piece, inspiring such hits as Cabaret (at The Stage in 2011 for an extended run) and Urinetown, The Musical (at The Stage in 2006 for an extended run).


TBA Awards Recommended Production

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Featuring Johnny Moreno*, Halsey Varady*, Monique Hafen*, Paul Myrvold*, Allison F. Rich*,
WIll Springhorn Jr.*, Susan Gundunas, Courtney Hatcher, Juliet Heller, Brandon Leland,
Todd Pivetti, Christopher Scott Sullinger and Garland Thompson Jr.

Photos by Dave Lepori.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association.

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