A Peek at the Costumes of ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD

“Sara Jean Tosetti’s spectacular costumes…manage to seem both historical and contemporary, with a showy, masquerade-ball sensibility.” – Kyle MacMillan, Denver Post Today we’re sharing with you some of these bright, festive costumes from this year’s production of Orpheus in the Underworld. As Marc Astafan describes the show in his Director’s Notes:“It’s about a married couple […]

Marc Shulgold’s Fun Facts on ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD

Today we bring you more “fun facts” from Marc Shulgold, former music critic of the Rocky Mountain News, focusing on Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach. Born Jakob Eberst in 1819 in Cologne, Germany, Jacques Offenbach was the son of a Jewish cantor and amateur musician. His father changed the family name to Offenbach […]

Central City Happenings

It’s almost time for the season to start, and Central City is buzzing with people and activity. The season doesn’t officially begin until Saturday, but Madama Butterfly‘s final dress rehearsal is today, which means we have our first audience! Everyone has been preparing all week. The ushers learned the famous Ushers’ Song last week, and […]

Central City Happenings

It’s a busy week here in Central City – Butterfly‘s rehearsals continue, Orpheus‘ rehearsals have just started, and Music and Martinis is on the horizon! I had the pleasure of attending Orpheus‘ first rehearsal last night, and was delighted to be able to watch some choreography in progress. Director/Choreographer Marc Astafan* jumped right in to […]