Music Theatre and Opera New Work Reading 'Marie Begins,' An Interactive Jazz Opera
Marie is a modern woman in a time of endless possibilities. On her 30th birthday, she reflects on her life and realizes she hasn’t done much of anything, especially since her father passed away. Today will be the day that she starts getting her life together.
The opera, which takes place in the modern apartment of the female lead, starts with an introduction of the main character, Marie. At the end of this scene, the audience votes which path to take from the two choices presented. After the audience selects the first path, they will encounter other choices at the end of each two- to six-minute scene.
With each choice, characters who are intertwined with the lead character present new plot twists and dilemmas.
Music by Ellen Fishman; libretto by Julia Curcio; stage direction by Kate Leonard; music direction by Brian DeMaris; collaboration with ASU Jazz Studies.
Appropriate for ages 12 and up. For information or tickets, call ASU Kerr Center Box Office at 480-596-2660.