Miners Alley Playhouse presents “The Three Penny Opera” playing September 7 through October 21. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 6 p.m. *(Sunday, October 21 is at 2 p.m.; no 6 p.m. performance that day). Tickets are $30.50 to $34.50 with senior, student and group rates available by calling 303-935-3044 or online at minersalley.com. Opening night features a hors d’ oeuvres gala reception after the show; audience is invited to join the festivities and mingle with the cast at no extra charge. On Saturday, September 15, Miners Alley holds its “Second Saturday Members Appreciation Night” and conversation with the director, cast and crew after the performance.
A milestone of 20th Century musical theater, “The Three Penny Opera” is a biting satire of the post-war rise of capitalism, wrapped up in Weill’s jazzy score and the tale of Macheath (Mack the Knife), a debonair crime lord on the verge of turning his illegal empire into a legitimate business. When Macheath marries Polly Peachum, her father, Jonathan Peachum, is greatly angered. Jonathan Peachum controls the beggars of London, and he strives to get Macheath hanged. Peachum exerts considerable political influence, and eventually Macheath is arrested and imprisoned. At the point of execution, in an unrestrained parody of a happy ending, a hard-riding messenger from the Queen dramatically arrives at the last minute, and Macheath is pardoned, and elevated to the title of Baron.
“The Three Penny Opera” features (in alphabetical order) Briana Berthiaume (Chorus, Nelly), Erica Lyn Cain (Polly), Richard Cowden (Macheath), Don DeVeux (Mr. Peachum), C.J. Garbo (Chorus, Walt/Bob), Kris Graves (Chorus, Matt), Dana Hart Lubeck (Lucy, Suki, Chorus), Verl Hite (Tiger Brown), T.J. Hogle (Jake/Smith), Mel Horton (Mrs. Peachum), Michael Ingram (Street Singer, Kimbal, Constable, Old Whore), Lisa Morse-Moore (Chorus, Vixen), Lyndsay Palmer (Chorus, Dolly), Juliette Petersen ((Chorus, Betty), Daniel Traylor (Chorus, Ned/Jimmy, Beggar Filch), and *Megan Van De Hey (Jenny).
Rob Gale provides musical accompaniment.
Briana Berthiaume, Lyndsay Palmer, and Daniel Traylor are current members of Phamaly Theatre Company.
*Megan Van De Hey appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity.
Miners Alley Playhouse presents
“The Three Penny Opera”
Sept 7 – Oct 21
Fri. and Sat. @ 7:30 and Sun @ 6pm (Sun. Oct. 21 @ 2pm only, no 6pm that day)
$30.50 – $34.50; senior, student and group rates available.
303-935-3044 or online at www.minersalley.com
Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Avenue (13th and Washington 2nd floor entrance on 13th) in Golden, CO