Music Theater Workshop To Present Two Performances November 21-22

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MONTICELLO — The Music Theater Workshop at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will present “The Stoned Guest,” a half-act opera by P.D.Q. Bach, and Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” November 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. at the UAM Fine Arts Center. The performances are free and open to the public.
“The Stoned Guest” was written by musical satirist Peter Schickele using the name P.D.Q. Bach, a fictitious composer and the “forgotten son’ of the Bach family. The opera’s title was taken from Alexander Dargomyzhsky’s “The Stone Guest,” an 1872 opera. Schickele’s version, released in 1970, is a parody of classical opera and includes a dog in a prominent role.

tv_buzzworthy 10dbGilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” tells the story of Edwin, who tires of his sweetheart, falls in love with someone else and is hauled into court for breach of promise.

The student cast for both operas includes Dylan Miles of McGehee, Kiara Newhouse of McGehee, Chelsea Culp of Henderson, Tex., Carrie Ann Savage of Warren, David Wilson of Sheridan, Jonathan Cruz of Warren, Robert Webb of Texarkana, Benjamin Wiltz of Magnolia, and Scout “The Wonder Dog.”
Both performances will be directed by Dr. Kent Skinner, director of choral activities.

For more information, contact the Division of Music at (870) 460-1060.

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