C8 H10 N4 O2 : Coffee Madness
Date: 7:30pm PDT April 17, 2015 Location: Evans Hall
The Opera and Music Theatre Workshop will present an evening of song and dance and an opera about a favorite beverage on April 17th and 18th at 7:30 pm in Evans Auditorium. Don’t miss this outing of the dangers of overindulgence and the social problems caused by “Too Much.” This event is FREE for LC students, $5 LC faculty/staff, seniors and alumni, $10 general admission.
Lewis and Clark Music Department
“Too Much Coffee Man Opera”
with Music Theatre songs about Coffee Addiction and Withdrawal
Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Too Much Coffee Man Opera was the first in a genre now called Gonzo Opera, melding zany plots and sub-plots with classical vocal technique. Based on the popular comic character Too Much Coffee Man, created by Portland-based artist/writer Shannon Wheeler, the opera is the brainchild of Wheeler and Emmy-winning composer Daniel Steven Crafts.
During the one-act opera, tragedy and com
edy ensue in equal measure when the character Too Much Coffee Man – an average Joe – falls head over heels for his local barista. Also vying for her attention is Espresso Guy. Who shall she choose? Either? Neither? Or perhaps she has other plans. The result is a hilarious and romantic tribute to the wonders of coffee, bordering on the fantastical.
The cast will feature vocalists Zein Hassanein (Too Much Coffee Man), Sierra Renz (barista) and David Warner (The Espresso Guy), along with musicians Dunja Jennings (clarinet), Kevin Deitz (bass) and Susan McDaniel (piano). Also starring Ben Kassman, Ruth Linneman, and Audrey Martin. Directed by Susan McBerry and Eddie Barksdale. Choreography by Jehn Benson.