“A Night in Old Vienna” Masquerade Ball (Dec 31, 2017)
Traditionally done in Vienna, Austria on New Year’s Eve, the Masquerade Ball Performance of Act II of Die Fledermaus will fill you with song and laughter this New Year’s Eve. The event, presented by Texas Hill Country Opera & Arts and Texas Light Opera, will take place on Dec 31, 2017 at the Civic Center in New Braunfels, Texas. This hilarious comedy written by Johann Strauss has been a holiday spectacular around the world since 1874.
Tickets are available at texashillcountryopera.com
THE LAST 5 YEARS (Feb-Mar 2018)
An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. The Last 5 Years was recently adapted into a full length motion picture starring Anna Kenderick and Jeremy Jordan.
This production will be presented as a Small Professional Tour with performances at the Texas Theatre in Seguin, the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens in Wimberley, and at the Roxie Theatre in San Antonio.
Edgar Allen Poe’s Nevermore (April 2017)
Take a dark and mysterious journey into the life of Edgar Allan Poe. This imaginative musical uses Poe’s poetry and short stories as its base and his shifting obsession with the women in his life as its catalyst. With hauntingly beautiful melodies, Nevermore breathes new life into Poe’s work and explores a twisted true-life tale that is as bizarre as his classic stories of the macabre.
Make Me A Musical (April 2016)
A modern backstage comedy with a Faustian twist and a cynical view of showbiz. The show presents a number of prominent roles for all ages and can be staged with a cast of between 16 and 30. It sticks to the format of Shakespeare’s original work but the dialogue has been trimmed and edited.
“I loved the show, it was magic!! I had an extremely talented cast of young people to work with and they did a remarkable job of bringing the characters to life. I work with teens so my Angela was in fact only 14 years old and did her job brilliantly. As I type this I am reminded of the incredible, spine tingling rendition of ‘Showdown’ performed by the three leads. They completely blew both myself and their audience away and received standing ovations for the song. I just loved the music and characters in this show. It was such a privilege to direct and produce a show of such high quality.” – Geradine O’Brien, Youth Development Officer, Mitchell Shire Council, Victoria, Australia.
The Road To Madness (November 2015)
The story of literary icons F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tim Birt), his wife Zelda (Corina Zars), and Ernest Hemingway (William Florie) takes place in purgatory where Fitzgerald is being interviewed by a lady (Twyla LaMont) who has nostalgia for the Era of the 20’s, but who is also dead.
Directed by: Corina Zars and Robby Vance
Music Direction by: Nicole Erwin
Nosferatu (June 2015)
Nosferatu the Vampire (a rock opera) has had three successful productions of it since the album was released: the world premiere at the Madison Theatre in Peoria, Illinois, USA, and two productions in the UK. The recording features Phantom of the Opera stars Peter Karrie and Claire Moore in the lead roles as well as Mario Frangoulis, Mark Wynter, Barry James and Simon Burke