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Performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-29; 2 p.m. March 1
Based on the play by Elmer Rice, Kurt Weill’s and Langston Hughes’ “Broadway opera,” with a score that blends operatic arias and ensembles; show tunes and dance numbers; jazz and blues; and dramatic dialogue, is a passionate, emotionally charged portrait of family and communal life among the multi-ethnic working-class and immigrant inhabitants of a crowded New York City tenement. Centered on the life-changing events of one oppressively hot summer day, Street Scene illuminates the tensions, despair, hopes and dreams of this melting-pot community. Contains mature themes including domestic violence and gunshots. Parental discretion advised.
Music by Kurt Weill; book by Elmer Rice, based on his play by the same name, lyrics by Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice; co-production with McGill University; stage direction by Patrick Hansen; music direction by Brian DeMaris.
"Street Scene" is used by arrangement with European American Music Corporation, agent for The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., the Rice Estate and the Hughes Estate.
Tickets go on sale Aug. 1. For single tickets, click the Buy Single Tickets button. Click the link below for package discount tickets.
Discount ticket packages are available Aug. 1 through Sept. 15 on Herberger Institute Season. Purchase tickets for three or more events (per person) and receive 25% off the single ticket price.
School of Music - Music Theatre and Opera