Please come to the North Cambridge Family Opera’s production of
by NCFO founder David Bass. Space Opera is a light-hearted galactic odyssey, based on a familiar science fiction tale of heroes and villains, robots and aliens, unlikely adventures, and supernatural nonsense.
Featuring entertaining lyrics set to singable music in a variety of popular and classical styles, Space Opera is presented by an inter-generational cast in English with side titles. This entirely sung 110-minute show (plus intermission) is full of dancing Stormtroopers, singing Jawas, droids of all shapes and sizes, and a cantina (with a live band!) that is indeed a wretched hive of scum and villainy. The sets and lighting add some stunning effects to the show. Here is a synopsis with samples of the music.
Space Opera will be performed eight times at the Peabody School, 70 Rindge Avenue, Cambridge MA, which is at North Cambridge, between Porter Square and Arlington. The first four shows have already happened; upcoming shows are:
- Saturday, April 9 at 2:00pm
- Saturday, April 9 at 7:00pm
- Sunday, April 10 at 1:00pm
- Sunday, April 10 at 5:30pm
The cast of more than 150 soloists and chorus members are drawn from many Greater Boston communities and range in age from 7 to 84. They are divided into two casts, and both are excellent, but I’m partial to the cast performing in shows 1, 3, 6 and 8 because I’ll be performing (as Owen Lars, Luke’s uncle). Information on which cast members perform in which shows can be found here.
Admission this year is free, with a suggested donation of $5 for children, $10 for adults. Snacks will be available for purchase at intermission, as well as pizza at the Sunday 5:30pm shows. T-shirts, CDs and DVDs will also be available for purchase at intermission.
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See you at the show!