Back by Popular Demand, revival producer
Starring Andre de Shields

    Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York City

Opera Laughing!
Mozart, Puccini, Verdi & a Little bit of Broadway

For the uninitiated, funny opera may seem like a stretch, but opera fans know better. The masters of the form wrote plenty of musical chuckles, and it wasn’t an accident. They knew their theater and their comedy and used the music to meld the two. A pianist and four singers bring us a array of chuckles, guffaws and giggles. The Master-of-Ceremonies adds to the commotion, using actual facts – from the sublime to the riduclous--to illustrate the scenes and songs. Just because we can, Mozart, Puccini and Verdi are joined by some of Broadway’s best. Opera Laughing is great for the entire family and works well for matinees, galas, clubs and private parties.  All you need are chairs, a piano and music lovers who enjoy laughing out loud!

If Opera be the Food of Love, Eat On
Eat, Drink & Be Merrily Entertained

If Opera Be the Food Of Love, Eat On is cabaret style journey through opera favorites with a couple of Broadway tunes thrown in for good measure. A tonge-in-cheek master-of-ceremonies talks opera history (or should we say gossip?), translations, food and wine. Four singers and a pianist bring on the best in four languages, plenty in English. A couple of heart-breaking opera melodies add contrast and flavor. 
 
Speaking of flavor, vocalizing can be paced to take place before, after or even during the meal. Event planners work with the chef, sommelier and the company to design perfectly paced experience. Incorporating food, wine, love songs and drinking ditties makes for a great date night. And yes, we take requests. 

[In Development]
Broadway Brunch
Broadway Brunch is a cabaret-style event, featuring a selection of Broadway’s beloved favorites numbers, performed by Broadway veterans. Joining the four singers is a Broadway pianist and a master-of-ceremonies, who keeps things moving, cracking-wise, and indulging in a little theater-world patter. This show can be customized with a bit of advance planning. If you prefer supper to brunch, that’s OK too.

 

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