Street Scene

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

Fri - Sat, Nov 12 - 13 @ 8 pm

CANCELLED

Sun, Nov 14 @ 2 pm CANCELLED

MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Street Scene

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

Fri - Sat, Nov 12 - 13 @ 8 pm

CANCELLED

Sun, Nov 14 @ 2 pm CANCELLED

MAINSTAGE THEATRE


ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON

"A musical play of magnificence and glory."

The New York Times
Seating: Reserved

Due to conditions beyond our control, this production of Street Scene has been cancelled. Another opera will be announced soon. More details to follow. Further ticket/exchange information will be forthcoming for ticket buyers.

Kurt Weill melded American musical theatre and European opera to create the groundbreaking “Broadway opera” Street Scene, a 1940s’ tragic tale of life and love in the tenements of sweltering New York City. Featuring lyrics by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, the story follows the Maurrant family, whose teenage daughter falls in love with a neighbor boy while her mother embraces an adulterous romance under the nose of her abusive husband. Their misadventures unfold tragically amid the prying eyes and vicious gossip of their tenement neighbors. Based on the 1929 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, Weill’s masterpiece was written in 1946 and won the Tony Award for Best Original Score after premiering on Broadway in 1947. The breathtaking music moves from jazz to pops to Broadway-esque tunes to lush traditional arias, choruses, and orchestral interludes. Street Scene is “a musical play of magnificence and glory.” (The New York Times)


Seating: Reserved
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