the cradle will rock

FRI, MAY 10, 2019  |   8 PM
SAT, MAY 11, 2019  |   8 PM
SUN, MAY 12, 2019  |   4 PM
Noah Liff Opera Center

Once banned for its hot-button social commentary, this landmark jazz opera serves up its comedic drama in a satisfying cocktail of classical, pop and musical theatre.  As relevant today as it was when Orson Welles directed its 1937 debut, our CRADLE might stir up a little controversy even now.  Not to worry…our Nashville-studded cast will soften Blitzstein’s barbs.

Music and libretto by Marc Blitzstein

Directed by John Hoomes
Music direction and piano accompaniment by Amy Tate Williams
Sung in English with projected English titles
Some adult language

Running time:  85 minutes, one intermission

Used by arrangement with European American Music Corporation
agent for Christopher Davis and agent for The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc.

Megan Murphy Chambers,  mezzo-soprano The Moll

Megan Murphy Chambers, mezzo-soprano
The Moll

Shawn Knight,  baritone Harry Druggist

Shawn Knight, baritone
Harry Druggist

Patrick Thomas,  tenor Editor Daily/Gent

Patrick Thomas, tenor
Editor Daily/Gent

Brooke Leigh Davis,  mezzo-soprano Ella Hammer

Brooke Leigh Davis, mezzo-soprano
Ella Hammer

Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva,  mezzo-soprano President Prexy

Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, mezzo-soprano
President Prexy

Galen Fott,  baritone Mr. Mister

Galen Fott, baritone
Mr. Mister

Jenny Norris,  soprano Sister Mister

Jenny Norris, soprano
Sister Mister

Scott Rice,  baritone Yasha, the Violinist

Scott Rice, baritone
Yasha, the Violinist

Jessie Neilson,  soprano Sadie Polock/Reporter

Jessie Neilson, soprano
Sadie Polock/Reporter

Jairus Maples,  lyric baritone Dick/Steve/Professor Scoot

Jairus Maples, lyric baritone
Dick/Steve/Professor Scoot

Martha Wilkinson,  soprano Mrs. Mister

Martha Wilkinson, soprano
Mrs. Mister

Chris Simonsen,  baritone Junior Mister

Chris Simonsen, baritone
Junior Mister

Darius Thomas,  tenor Dauber, the Artist

Darius Thomas, tenor
Dauber, the Artist

Luke Harnish,  baritone Professor Trixie/Gus Polock

Luke Harnish, baritone
Professor Trixie/Gus Polock

Mark Filosa  Cop

Mark Filosa
Cop

Eric Pasto-Crosby,  baritone Larry Foreman

Eric Pasto-Crosby, baritone
Larry Foreman

Brent Hetherington,  baritone Reverend Salvation

Brent Hetherington, baritone
Reverend Salvation

Brian Russell,  baritone Dr. Specialist

Brian Russell, baritone
Dr. Specialist

Charles Edward Charlton,  baritone Professor Mamie/Bugs

Charles Edward Charlton, baritone
Professor Mamie/Bugs

Brian Best  Clerk

Brian Best
Clerk