SoBe Arts presents the world premiere of FAIRY TALES: Songs of the Dandelion Woman

From May 8th through May 18th. 8:00 p.m. (Sundays at 7:30 p.m.)

This May, the Little Stage Theater at SoBe Institute of the Arts becomes the portal to Fairy Tales, Songs of the Dandelion Woman, a 70-minute trip “down the rabbit hole.” With a score and libretto created by Carson Kievman, this contemporary music-theater journey hurtles through a kaleidoscopically shifting mental landscape, past the borderline between hilarity and madness, into a surrealistic dislocation. This parallel world, very much like our own as seen through a magnifying glass, is created as the Bank Examiner (Ken Mattice, baritone) and The Dandelion Woman (Meagan Brus, soprano) become aware of each other: an authority figure who is charged with determining her competence, and a misfit who moves with angular grace through her own private world, and is charismatic enough to dismantle the system simply by living as she pleases.

For this production, soprano Meagan Brus and baritone Kenneth Mattice will return to SoBe Arts to sing the roles of Dandelion Woman and Bank Examiner. Both artists were highly praised for their roles as Ophelia and Hamlet in SoBe Arts world premiere staged concert of the HAMLET Opera in 2012. We have also engaged the acclaimed opera director Jeffrey Marc Buchman, music director Mary Adelyn Kauffman, award winning designers, Sean McClelland (sets), Patrick Tennent (lighting), Camilla Haith (costumes), Alain Lores (projections) as well as a top-flight ensemble of instrumentalists. Audiences will have the opportunity to see FAIRY TALES in a run of 1 preview and 6 performances from May 8 through May 18 in the Little Stage Theater on the SoBe Arts campus, a beautiful, historic setting and intimate venue that will truly make this a once in a lifetime experience.

Music & Libretto by Carson Kievman
Lyrics by A. Youngerman & C. Kievman
With Meagan Brus, soprano as Dandelion Woman &
Kenneth Mattice, baritone as Bank Examiner
Stage Director: Jeffrey Marc Buchman
Music Director: Mary Adelyn Kauffman
Set Designer: Sean McCelland
Lighting Designer: Patrick Tennent
Costume Designer: Camilla Haith
Projection Designer: Alain Lores
Stage Manager: Jane Rosenbaum

Mystery Park Arts Band: Flute, Carol Naveira-Nicholson – Clarinet, Miles Jaques
Percussion, Karli Mason & Tyson Voigt – Piano, Junko Kainosho
Violin, Rebecca Mosloff – Viola, Emilee Newell – Cello, Joy Adams

Little Stage Theater @ SoBe Arts
2100 Washington Avenue. Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Admission:    Thursday, May 8th, Preview, 8:00 p.m. $20/$10.

Friday, May 9, 2014, World Premiere. Includes a post-performance VIP champagne celebration sponsored by Laurent-Perrier (Sarah Halstead) and Sylvano Restaurant (Sylvano Carrara) 8:00 p.m. $50 / $25.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 – Sunday, May 18. $25 / $15.

For information call 305.674.9220 / Little Stage Theater @SoBe Arts is an intimate space with limited seating – purchase tickets early for preferred dates. Discounted tickets available for groups of 10 or more. FREE PARKING.

SoBe Institute of the Arts
2100 Washington Avenue.
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Ph: 305.674.9220

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