Season Event

Mason's School of Theater and School of Music: The Threepenny Opera

  • October 27, 2016 - October 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • October 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • October 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
Directed by Ken Elston
With Jessica Dubish and Stephanie Risch
Musical Direction by Stanley Engebretson
Translated by Michael Feingold

Who can get ahead? Those with money do in Brecht and Weill’s landmark twentieth century musical, The ThreePenny Opera. Echoing with the spirits of the German Music Hall style, this perennial Broadway favorite offers so much more than the popular “Mack the Knife”. Set in gritty 1920’s New York City, where prohibition is in effect but speakeasies are open and corruption abounds, the story follows the charismatic anti-hero Macheath and his exploits for power and wealth. The Fall Mason Musical presented by the George Mason University School of Theater and School of Music is a social and political satire that will feature a dynamic ensemble performing multiple roles including inanimate objects.

A Talk Back/Q&A with the cast will take place after the first Friday performance of each production.

$30: Adults
$15: Students, Seniors and Youth up to grade 12

This performance will also be presented at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on November 3 and 4 at 8 pm and November 5 at 2 and 8 pm. Learn more.

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1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID