as Fritz Lang
Directed by Brian Staufenbiel
Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
Conducted by Elias Grandy
October 5 - 13, 2019
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts,
345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
After her mother has her father murdered, Elektra is hell-bent on revenge. Though she thirsts for justice, her fury brings her to the brink of madness in this stark and shadowy, reimagined Greek tragedy. As intense and gripping as opera gets, Strauss’ Elektra unfolds in a thrilling single act of rare vocal and orchestral power that aims straight for the jugular.
Performed in German with English translations projected above the stage.
Individual tickets on sale August 12, 2019.
Season Subscriber Tickets currently available.
Join us for one weekend in January for our “short musicals” festival. We’ll present a flight of a half dozen 10 to 20-minute musicals, with brief intermissions between each to enjoy a flight of your favorite beverage – wine, beer or non-alcoholic options! The musicals will include:
My Boyfriend is an Alien (and I’m OK with that)
by Christine Toy Johnson & Bobby Cronin
by Germaine Shames & Nadav Amir-Himmel
Der Strunkenwhitenleider by Scott Guy
Missing Karma by Timothy Huang
Plus a few surprises!
Total Show Time with intermissions approximately 2 hours.
Tickets on sale soon!
as Will shakespeare
Book by Sandra Hochman & Cindy Polich
Lyrics by Sandra Hochman
Music by Galt MacDermot
& Gary William Friedman
May 2020 - Performance Dates TBD
6105 42nd Avenue North
Crystal, Minnesota 55422
A staged reading of a new musical by Pulitzer-prize nominated poet Sandra Hochman and local playwright Cindy Polich, with new music by Grammy-winning composer of Hair, Galt MacDermot, and Tony-nominated composer Gary William Friedman. Much has been written about William Shakespeare and his illustrious career. Less is known about the women in his life. Anne and Will imagines that four women were instrumental in putting Shakespeare on the path to literary greatness – his mother, his wife, Queen Elizabeth, and a plucky barmaid who may have saved his life in a treacherous London.
This 90-minute musical is performed with no intermission.
Tickets on sale soon!