Flurry Tale
Composer: Rusty Magee
Librettist: Billy Aronson
Other Artistic Personnel: Grethe Barrett Holby, Direction; Steven Osgood, Conductor; John Rinehimer, Orchestration;
Original Cast: Robin L. Massie (Emma); Robert Sapolsky (Dad); Steven Condy (Snowman); Marc Deaton (Santa Claus); Darla Wigginton (Reindeer); Alison Collins (Sugar Plum Fairy)
Premiere Date: December 18, 1999
Producing Company: American Opera Projects, Inc, Family Opera Initiative
Description: A touching, whimsical, new holiday opera about communication, FLURRY TALE is packed with slapstick, wit, and rhythm for children of all ages, and topical references a-plenty for adults. It will engage everyone from 6 to 96. When Emma's distracted Dad proclaims his disbelief in Santa Claus and talking snowmen, a cast of familiar holiday figures set out to prove that they really do exist-- resulting in zany, comical adventures. After much squabbling among themselves, the mismatched group ultimately plot Dad's downfall, until Emma reminds them all of the compassionate nature of the season.
Character List (Major): Robin L. Massie (Emma); Robert Sapolsky (Dad); Steven Condy (Snowman); Marc Deaton (Santa Claus); Darla Wigginton (Reindeer); Alison Collins (Sugar Plum Fairy)
Length: 01:00
Musical Style: Opera; rock and roll; jazz; blues
Contact: Charles Jarden, Managing Director, American Opera Projects, Inc.
Address: 138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
E-mail Address: info@operaprojects.org
Phone: 718-398-4024
Schedule of Performances Listings
Flurry Tale (Magee)
Saturday, December 18, 1999 - American Opera Projects
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