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Recent and Upcoming 2017-2018 Projects


Considered by Puccini himself to be among his finest works, the brilliant orchestration and lyricism of La Fanciulla del West animate the passion and adventure of the California Gold Rush. The opera had its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 1910 and has long been a favorite of New York audiences. City Opera's new production of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West will be directed by Ivan Stefanutti and conducted by James Meena. The production is an international collaboration between the Teatro di Giglio in Lucca, Italy, the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Sardinia, and Opera Carolina.

La Fanciulla del West 

By Giacomo Puccini
Presented by New York City Opera at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater
September 6, 8, 10 and 12, 2017
Find me fighting and mining with this stellar cast!

Treasue Island, A Rollicking Musical

Book & Lyrics by Brenda Bell, Music Michael Sgouros
Presented by Literally Alive at the Player's Theater
October 8 through November 12


Rrrrrrrh musical production of "Treasure Island" made it's Off-Broadway
debut on February 8, 2009at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street
in the heart of Greenwich Village.

A rrrrrrollicking musical adventure through the pages of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most beloved novel "Treasure Island". Join Jim Hawkins as he takes the journey of a lifetime. While seeking buried pirate treasure, he comes to find the real treasure – within himself.

This is a tale about courage, discovery and the voyage everyone must make to find their true self. Colorful characters and costumes make this a swashbuckling production you will never forget!

Back by popular demand, Treasure Island will sail at the Players Theatre again October 8 - November 12!

Directed and Choreographed by Brian Cedric Jones

Where Angels Fear To Tread

Book, Lyrics, & Music by Kit Goldstein Grant
Presented by THML at the Player's Theater
September 7 through October 1

 "Cautious, sensible Caroline Abbott journeys to Italy as a chaperone for her irrepressible friend Lilia, but everything goes wrong when Lilia suddenly becomes engaged to a young Italian man named Gino.  The troops arrive in the form of Lilia’s brother-in-law Philip, who has come to try and break the engagement at the urging of his image-conscious mother and strongly religious sister.  Philip’s mission fails, however, and a hotly contested baby results.  Sweeping melodrama and sardonic humor meet in Tuscany as Philip and Caroline's ideals are challenged in the subsequent family battle over the fate of that unfortunate infant.

Directed by Kayla Friend, Choreography by Ian Stewart and Brian Cedric Jones

The Jungle Book, Kids

Adapted from the classic film & works of Rudyard Kipling
Presented by Kansas City Theater In The Park's Inaugural Summer Academy at the Johnson County Heritage Center Black Box Theater
Summer 2017

The “man cub.” Mowgli, bounds through the jungle and learns what it means to be human. Directed and Choreographed by Brian Cedric Jones

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