‘Threepenny Opera’ at Kasser Theater

The Department of Theater and Dance at Montclair State University is set to perform 'Threepenny Opera' this coming weekend.

Student perform Threepenny Opera at Kasser Theater.

Opera glasses
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Kicking off the first musical theater performance from Montclair State University’s Department of Theater and Dance comes Threepenny Opera, a show that is sure to highlight one of the many great shows that have kept the Kasser Theater alive for the past 10 years.

Threepenny Opera is a show with book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht with music by Kurt Weill. The show is directed and staged by Mark Hardy, with musical direction and supervision by Gregory J. Dlugos.

According to the Peak Performances website, “this savage, darkly comic classic profiles the 20th century’s most outrageous bad boy, Mack the Knife, in a satirical exposé of bourgeois culture and the poverty and crime that it feeds. With a score that feels at once raw and refined and a book that remains daring, The Threepenny Opera resonates in surprisingly contemporary ways.”

Threepenny Opera will be performed on Nov. 13-14 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. as well as a final showing on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are available online at peakperfs.org or at the Kasser Theater box office for $15. Undergraduate students at Montclair State also receive one free ticket to the show with a valid student I.D.

Refreshments are available at the concession stand before the performance but no food or drink is permitted inside the theater at any time. For light foods and coffee, Cafe Diem is located in close proximity to the theater and connected to the library. For a full menu available 24/7, the Red Hawk Diner is located on the far end of campus.

Parking is available in the Red Hawk Deck as well as the Transit Parking Deck across campus. Public transportation that runs directly in front of the Kasser Theater is also available. If you are traveling in from the city, Peak Performances is now offering a Peak Bus. Peak Performances runs a charter bus service to and from Manhattan for all Saturday and Sunday performances, and tickets can be purchased along with your show tickets.

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