Three Penny Opera

Three Penny Opera poster

The University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department and School of Music in partnership with the Riverside School For the Arts and The Performance Loft proudly present the infamous and groundbreaking 1928 musical:

The Three Penny Opera

by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill

April 7 - 9, 2005

Director: Chris Beach
Choreographer: Jo Dierdorff
Vocal Director: Marco Schindelman
Musical Director: Dan Murphy
Set Designer: Dan Cork
Costume Designer: Nephelie Andonyadis

The Three Penny Opera takes audience members to a world of mischief: prostitutes, serial killers and beggars. These shady characters, mixed with the innocent Polly Peachum, her parents and a sorted array of policemen and townsfolk, make-uo Brecht and Weill's world of deceit, ill-repute and astonishment.

The Performance Loft, located in the historic Mitten Building in downtown Redlands at 345-A N. 5th Street.


Macheath Stephen Ray Matt of the Mint Matthew Davis
Walter Dreary Landry Barb II Polly Peachum Emily McGowan
Filch the Beggar Renee Ogletree Mr. Peachum Craig Colclough
Tiger Brown J. D. Wiese Ballad Singer/Jenny Marissa Wessler
Mrs. Peachum Tara Miller Betty Jesse Teplow
Molly Stephanie Kendell Dolly & Beggar #1 Ko Forte
Vixen Alicia Nicholas Beggar #2/Ensemble Katie Lambert
Jimmy/Sawtooth Bob Derek Delmar Ensemble Tiffany Yuen
Crook Finger Jack Bryan Plummer   Lindsey Neilson
 M.C. Jessica Yowell   Linnea Ray
Reverend Kimball James Stahlman   Jessica Yowell
Smith Jeremy Guida   Laura Feinstein
Lucy Brown Amanda Colclough   Magon Thayer
Ed Julio Carrillo    

Production Team

Director Chris Beach Stage Manager Ashley Garcia


Jo Dierdorff Assistant Stage Manager Sara Hoagland
Set Designer/TD Dan Cork Assistant Stage Manager Mallory Misare
Costume Designer Nephelie Andonyadis Lighting Designer Kristie Murphy
Vocal Director Marco Schindelman Assistant Lighting Designer Andy Schook
Musical Director Dan Murphy Props Master John Van Winkle
Assistant Director Michael Trobisch Puppet Masters Andrew Morishige
Costume Shop Sup. Debbie Bradford    David Strausberger 

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