April 17, 2010 | University of Maryland
Shadowboxer
Composer:Frank Proto
Librettist:John Chenault
Synopsis
An American opera based on the life of one of the greatest boxers who ever lived. Joe Louis —“The Brown Bomber” — became a hero to the whole country in an era when a black hero was all but unthinkable. But what happens to a hero when the glory fades and the bills come due? This opera by Frank Proto and John Chenault brings the triumph and tragedy of an American icon to new life in a stunning production featuring projected images, an onstage jazz band and a 12-member chorus.

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Original Cast
Jarrod Lee (Joe Louis)
Duane Moody (Young Joe)
Adrienne Webster (Marva Trotter)
Peter Burroughs (Max Schmelling)
Carmen Balthrop (Lillie Brooks)
VaShawn McIlwain (Jack Blackburn)
Robert King (Julian Black)
Benjamin Moore (John Roxborough)
David Blalock (Ring Announcer)
Madeline Miskie (BEAUTY #1)
Amelia Davis (BEAUTY #2)
Amanda Opuszynski (BEAUTY #3)
Andrew Owens (REPORTER #1)
Andrew McLaughlin (REPORTER #2)
Colin Michael Brush (REPORTER #3)

ENSEMBLE:
Caroline Brent
Lauren Fox
Bridgette Gan
Monica Soto-Gil
CarrieAnne Winter
Madelyn Wanner
David Blalock
Aaron Ingersoll
James Krabbendam
Yoni Rose
Joseph Shadday
Zain Shariff



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