Arizona Onstage Productions presents
LOST - a pop opera
WHAT: LOST - A Musical Fable. Music by Jessica Grace Wing, Book and Lyrics by Kirk Wood Bromley.
WHEN: 6 performances only, October 30th - November 9th 2008
WHERE: Zuzi's Theatre, 738 North Fifth Ave near the Corner of 5th Ave and University
HOW MUCH: $20 - $40
For photos and write-ups, go to www.arizonaonstage.org
Arizona Onstage Productions (Sunday in the Park With George, Elegies, BARK!), presents a new vision of Hansel and Gretel - told with fantastical words, music and images of Appalachian folklore to create a haunting, classically flavored musical both entertaining and unexpected for those seeking unique and daring fare for the Fall season.
The two abandoned youths are welcomed by witch/priestess Mamba and her clan of ghosts, both the mythical and those based on American history, including Ivy, a Salem witch burned at the stake, Silas, a Confederate Soldier shot in the stomach, Little Wing, a Native American whose family, starving after Europeans came, left him to die and Mazy, a black slave who was abused by her Master and Mistress. These are joined by White Fawn, a talking/singing deer and various ghosts/hoodoos from Appalachian folklore, including the Bell Witch, Wampas Cat, Stephen Bishop, Martin Stone and several others straight out of the Tennessee/Kentucky Great Smoky Mountains - legends and oral history.
This 90-minute production features a cast of 25 performers, life-size puppets and orchestra. During its sold-out New York City run, LOST received unanimously glowing reviews:
"A Sparkling score-perfect!" -The New Yorker
"Extraordinary, brilliant, breathtaking and exhilarating" - NY Theater
Although Tucson-based 31 year-old composer Jessica Grace Wing lost her battle with cancer weeks before the premiere of LOST, she will be remembered for many things, including her part in bringing this dynamic journey of music, folklore, and imagination to joyful life. Some mature subject matter.
Thursday, 10/30 Preview performance, 8pm - all tickets $20
Friday, 10/31 Opening Night Gala, 8pm - A Benefit for the American Cancer Society of Tucson. General admission $25, Student/Senior $22.50 $40 tickets include dessert buffet with cast
Saturday, 11/01, 11/08 - 8pm - General admission, $25, Student/senior, $22.50
Sunday, 11/02, 11/09 - 2pm matinee - General admission, $25, Student/senior, $22.50
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