Theatre Arts Spring 2007 Mainstage Production. A collaboration between the Theatre Arts Department and the School of Music.
March 29 - April 1, 2007
|Set Designer||Snezana Petrovic|
|Costume Designer||Nephelie Andonyadis|
|Lighting Designer||Dan Cork|
In the grand tradition of commissioning works of art to celebrate significant events, the University of Redlands has commissioned an opera intended to reach audiences young and old. The Blue Moose is based on the novel by renowned author and National Public Radio commentator, Daniel Pinkwater, with music by the Chicago Composer, Daniel Tucker. Mr. Pinkwater has also written the libretto.
The work was directed by Artist Professor of Opera and Voice, Marco Schindelmann and premiered on March 29, 2007 as part of the University's Centennial Celebration.
The Blue Moose tells the story of a little restaurant at the edge of the big woods where a man named Mr. Breton happily runs the restaurant. Mr. Brenton likes to cook but he doesn't like it when the townspeople don't compliment him on his cooking.
One day, Mr. Breton invited a blue moose, who didn't like the cold, in to the restaurant and served him clam chowder. The moose, who enjoys the soup, decides to stay and become Mr. Breton's waiter. From this time on, things at the restaurant begin to hum.
|Mrs. Bobowicz||Michelle Abbott
|Mr. Breton||Peter Tupou
|Dancers||Cher Anabo (Captain)
|Musicians||Chung Shih Hoh (guqin)
Michael Raco-Rands (Electric Bass, Laptop)
Marco Schindelmann (Laptop)
|Violin I||Pavel Farkas
|Violin II||Casey Yoshitake
|Cello|| Daniel Muliken