Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach

Orpheus in the Underworld 

Composed by Jacques Offenbach
Script by David Mosey

Performances at the Sir James Dunn Theatre

Saturday August 9, 2:00 pm
Sunday August 10, 7:30 pm
Friday August 15, 7:30 pm
Sunday August 17, 2 pm
This hilarious satire on Greek myths is the most popular operetta Offenbach ever wrote. Orpheus and his wife Eurydice are at each other’s throats, she is abducted by a disguised Pluto, Public Opinion drags Orpheus to Mount Olympus and the gods take a vacation in Hades. Full of sparkling music and dialogue, this operetta features the famous Infernal Galop, better known as the Can Can!
ADVISORY WARNING: Orpheus is a lighthearted, silly, but quite adult show! Most of the double entendres will probably go over children’s heads, and the music is very bouncy, but if you’re concerned about adult themes or situations, we recommend you use your discretion.

Creative Team Credits

music director:  Tara Scott
stage directors: Nina Scott-Stoddart and David Mosey
stage manager: JoAnna Black
assistant stage manager: Jocelyn Pringle
lighting design:  Colin Richardson
choreographer: Chris Pelrine

costume coordinator: Sheri McCarthy
assistant costumer: Lillian Gaudet
vocal coach: Anthony Radford
acting coach: Don Krim
intern collaborative pianist: Amelia Pipher

CharacterSaturday August 9, 2:00 PM
Friday August 15, 7:30 PM
Sunday August 10, 7:30 PM
Sunday August 17, 2:00 PM
Jupiter (baritone)Daniel RobinsonSamuel Chan
Aristaeus/Pluto (tenor)Blake BeckmeyerBlake Beckmeyer
Orpheus (tenor)Patrick SimmsChristopher Jackson
John Styx (baritone)Ben BrazBen Braz
Mars (baritone)Ben BrazBen Braz
Mercury (tenor)Christopher JacksonPatrick Simms
Juno (mezzo)Rachel WoodRachel Wood
Diana (soprano)Katie CochraneRebecca Townsend
Cupid (soprano)Catherine St. ArnaudSharon Tikyrian
Venus (mezzo)Courtney DuganCourtney Dugan
Minerva (soprano)Gwyneth KelliiAlycia Budden
Hebe (soprano)Meagan AdamsCorinne James
Public Opinion (mezzo)Monike PorterSamantha Hart
Euridice (soprano)Gianna ReadShannon Taylor