Newtown Student In Lead For WCSU's 'Street Scene'
Newtown Student In Lead For WCSUâs âStreet Sceneâ
DANBURY â The Western Connecticut State University Opera Ensemble will present composer Kurt Weillâs acclaimed composition Street Scene on Friday and Saturday, April 16-17. Curtain will be 8 pm each night in WCSUâs Ives Concert Hall, within White Hall, 181 White Street.
Tickets will be $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and children under the age of 12, and $5 for students who attend with school groups.
Â Directed by WestConn Professor of Music Dr Margaret Astrup, Street Scene will feature many recognizable songs performed by the universityâs talented opera students, including âI Got a Marble and a Star,â âSomehow I Never Could Believe,â âWrapped in a Ribbon and Tied in a Bow,â âLonely House,â âWouldnât You Like to Be on Broadway?â âWhat Good Would the Moon Be?â âMoon-Faced, Starry-Eyed,â and âA Boy Like You.â
Michael Trnik of Newtown has been cast in one of the lead roles, Frank Maurrant.
Elmer Riceâs 1929 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Street Scene provided the inspiration for a 1947 operatic adaptation of the story, featuring lyrics by poet Langston Hughes and music by the famed composer Kurt Weill. Described as a Broadway opera, Street Scene opened in January 1947 at the Adelphi Theatre and ran for 148 performances.
For more information call the WestConn Music Department at 837-8350 or the WCSU Office of Public Relations at 837-8486.