The Threepenny Opera
By: Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht
Directed by: Arthur Beer
Composer Kurt Weill (1900-1950) and playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) transforms saccharine, old-fashioned opera and operetta forms with a sharp political perspective and the sound of the 1920s Berlin dance bands and cabaret into what Newsweek calls “the greatest musical of all time.” Weill’s acidic harmonies and Brecht’s piercing texts creates a revolutionary new musical that inspired such subsequent hits as Cabaret, Chicago, and Urinetown. Get your tickets earlier for this massive blockbuster hit that is sure to sell out!
Opens March 20, 2009. Runs through April 5, 2009
March 28 (after the performance)
Sponsored by: The UDM Liberal Arts & Education and Health Professions Alumni Councils & Two Men and a Truck, Novi