Experience opera like never before. "Marie Begins" is an immersive experience and you, the audience, choose what Marie does next. (Free Admission)
Originally scheduled to present the premiere of Marie Begins in April 2020, Westminster Opera Theatre has pivoted in the face of COVID-19 performance restrictions and presents the premiere of Marie Begins virtually. Or as we like to say ... Marie Begins Again.
View the Live Stream below beginning at 7pm. | Download or view the program.
Having trouble watching the stream here? To view full screen - Marie Begins is also available here.
Meet Marie, an overwhelmed and under-accomplished woman entering adulthood while mourning her deceased father. Today is the day she realizes it’s time to get her life together, and she needs you to help her figure out how she’s going to do it. You’ll guide her one movement at a time towards fulfillment and, just maybe, you’ll learn something about yourself in the process.
Composed by Ellen Fishman with a libretto by Julia Curcio, Marie Begins is an immersive Operactive experience in which you, the audience, are transformed from passive consumer to active participant. By combining traditional opera with modern multimedia production, interactive web technologies, and a brilliantly modular score, Marie Begins presents this classic art form where anyone can be the director.
Westminster College of the Arts gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Herbert B. Mayo Performance Endowment for these performances.
Westminster College of the Arts gratefully acknowledges The Elsie Hilliard Hillman Endowed Fellowship and Lectureship for supporting the pre-performance lectures.
Date & Time
No dates or times currently scheduled for this event.
View on this page beginning at 7 p.m.
Audrey Chait, stage director
Susan Shiplett Ashbaker, conductor
Ellen Fishman, composer
Julia Curcio, librettist
Marie: Krista Hastings
Lee: Mala Weissberg
Gabe: Nicholas Giunta
Dad: James Harris
Mom: Kaitlyn Newman
Sage: Chris Fistonich
Pizza Man: Noah Bram
KJ: Chris Fistonich
The Baron: James Harris
Summer Rae Kuhns