Orpheus in the Underworld

Orpheus in the Underworld2018-11-02T23:18:54+00:00
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“Orpheus…”  will be a fully staged 2013 production held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 140 South Finley Ave in Basking Ridge, NJ on

  • Saturday September 21st at 8pm
  • Sunday September 22nd at 2pm
  • Thursday September 26th at 8pm (Understudies Show)
  • Friday September 27th at 8pm
  • Saturday September 28th at 2pm
  • Saturday September 28th at 8pm

Tickets are priced at $20, $25 and $30

Directed by William Corson

Come see Light Opera of New Jersey’s all new, invigorating version of Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach, a hilarious show about the Greek mythical Gods fighting over the irresistible mortal, Eurydice!  See what happens when Pluto, disguised as a shepherd boy, steals her away from her husband, Orpheus, and then takes her down to Hades.  When Jupiter comes to the rescue he also gets caught up with the beautiful girl while at the same time Public Opinion prods a reluctant Orpheus to “go to hell” to get her back.  When all the attention dies down, Eurydice rejoices in her new found celebrity and dances the famous “Can-Can” number with Venus, Minerva, Diana, Cupid and an entire collection of Gods and Goddesses.

This production features 26 of the Light Opera of New Jersey’s finest singers including several professional guest artists from New Jersey and New York City including Kathryn Krasovec of the Metropolitan Opera. The familiar “Can-Can” melody was originally written for this show!  You will really enjoy it!

Orpheus……….…Benjamin Robinson

Eurydice………… Chelsea Friedlander

Jupiter……………John-Andrew Fernandez

Pluto……………Steven Snow

Public Opinion…..Kathryn Krasovec

Diana……………Paige Porter

Cupid……………Catie Shelley

Juno……………..Lauran Corson/Beth Lohner

Venus……………Kaitlyn Costello

Mercury…………..Alex Corson

Minerva…………..Emma Walker

John Styx…………William Remmers

Mars……………….Frank Skokan

Violinists… Sarah Matsushima, Laura DeFelice, Barbara Lewis, Joanna Hoty Russell, Joanna Scarangello, Lauren Walker

Policemen…Ira Barth, Mike Baruffi, Ethan Lynch, Rick Morley, Changkuo Hseih, Ted Roper