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"Mackie's back in town..."
Soup Can Theatre is kicking off the month of Halloween with our favourite musical and the inspiration for our Toronto Fringe hits "Love is a Poverty You Can Sell" I and II: an in-concert version of THE THREEPENNY OPERA - a dark play with music full of crime, greed, lust, dark humour, and biting social commentary that chronicles the exploits of antiheroic criminal Macheath (aka 'Mack the Knife') against the backdrop of 19th century
London's seedy underworld. With a haunting score and message, THE THREEPENNY OPERA is Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's most famous collaboration from the Weimar Era, with Marc Blitzstein's stirring English translation from the 1954 off-Broadway premiere.
But wait... there's more!
**Just 3 PERFORMERS will be playing ALL the roles!**
Scott Garland (2016 Dora Award Nominee for "Three Men in a Boat"), Christian Jeffries (from our "Love is a Poverty You Can Sell" cabarets), and Sarah Thorpe (Soup Can co-founder, MyTheatre's 2015 Fan Favourite Award winner for "Heretic"), under the baton of our musical director Pratik Gandhi (music director of the Rouge River Winds and resident conductor at Toy Piano Composers), who helmed the music on our productions of "Circle Jerk", "A Hand of Bridge", "Marat/Sade", and "Love is a Poverty You Can Sell" I and II.
**ONE DAY ONLY! But there will be 3 PERFORMANCES!**
Sunday October 2nd
4pm (doors 3:30pm), 6:30pm (doors 6pm), & 9pm (doors 8:30pm)
at the Monarch Tavern - 12 Clinton St
Tickets are only $13, available to buy in advance or cash only at the door. https://soupcantheatre.yapsody.com/event/index/48283/THE_THREEPENNY_OPERA:_In_Concert
**SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE!**
Before each performance, you'll have a chance to bid on some sweet swag perfect for the Halloween season and other goodies!
- a Family Pass from Solar Stage Children's Theatre for their in-house productions
- passes to The Haunted Walk of Toronto
- a Halloween makeup look from Becky Grimman Makeup Artistry
- a pair of tickets to Frolick Theatre's interactive dinner/theatre/haunting 'In the Face of Certain Death'
- a pair of tickets to Tapestry Opera
- a sexy toy from the Stag Shop
ALSO! enter our raffle for a chance to get a half-price pin-up style photo shoot with photographer Sarah T Photo of #ThePinUpExperience for their Valentine Boudoir Photo Shoot!
There will be three auctions, one before each performance, with a different set of prizes in each, and winning bids will be announced at the end of each show. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day.
1st Auction, 3:30pm - Solar Stage Children's Theatre, The Haunted Walk
2nd Auction, 6pm - Tapestry Opera, Frolick Theatre, The Haunted Walk
3rd Auction, 8:30pm - Becky Grimman Makeup Artistry, Stag Shop, The Haunted Walk
If you saw any of our #LIAPYCS shows, you may remember that tasty theme drink we had. Well we've brought it back for this concert - the Berliner Weisse! A delicious and refreshing German cocktail of wheat beer with a dash of raspberry syrup. Drink up!
**STUDENT DISCOUNT! (19+)**
Are you a student? Great! Your ticket is only 9 BUCKS! Available only at the door - just show your student ID to get the discount!
Producer/Co-Director – Sarah Thorpe
Musical Director/Co-Director – Pratik Gandhi, conductor
Event Coordinator – Kathleen Marie Hemsworth
Pianist – Suzan Queen
Graphic Designer – Alyksandra Ackerman
This concert is part of our 2016 fundraising initiatives. Thank you in advance for supporting indie theatre!
ABOUT SOUP CAN THEATRE: Soup Can Theatre is a Toronto-based company that strives to explore and comment on contemporary issues and societal challenges, and to offer audiences a theatrical experience that is both entertaining and enriching. Previous productions include Heretic, Love is a Poverty You Can Sell, Marat/Sade, Antigone, an opera/theatre double bill presentation of A Hand of Bridge & No Exit, Love is a Poverty You Can Sell 2: Kisses for a Pfennig, and Circle Jerk - a collaborative multi-work and multi-disciplinary production inspired by lines of original dialogue submitted by the public. More information at SoupCanTheatre.com, Facebook.com/Groups/SoupCanTheatre, and @SoupCanTheatre on Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT THE THREEPENNY OPERA: a "play with music" by Bertolt Brecht, adapted from John Gay's 18th-century English ballad opera, The Beggar's Opera, with music by Kurt Weill. The work offers a Socialist critique of the capitalist world. It premiered in 1928 in Berlin, had its unsuccessful North American debut on Broadway in 1933, then had a more successful run off-Broadway from 1954-1961 with a new English translation by Marc Blitzstein, earning Lotte Lenya a Tony award for her performance as Jenny, the role she originated in Germany. More information at ThreepennyOpera.org.
Stay tuned to our website and social media for updates! #3PennyTO
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