Sat, Jun 05 | Santa Clarita United Methodist Church

GRITTLY in Le 66 - LIVE

Jessie returns to the Mission Opera stage on June 6th in our West Coast Premiere of Offenbach's 'Le 66' to sing the role of Grittly!!
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GRITTLY in Le 66 - LIVE

Time & Location

Jun 05, 6:00 PM – Jun 13, 7:30 PM
Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, USA

About the Event

Mission Opera is happy to present Le 66 - a LIVE outdoor operetta in one-act by Jacques Offenbach on June 5, 6, 12, and 13th in Santa Clarita. 

We will present this rarely performed work in its original French libretto (with English dialogue) on Saturday, June 5th and Saturday, June 12th, as well as in a full English translation on Sunday, June 6th and Sunday, June 13th. All shows will take place outdoors at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church.

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The story centers around two traveling Tyrolean musicians who get lost as they are going to help a long-lost family member. They meet a pedlar on the road who sells them a lottery ticket, with the winning number 66. When their luck turns, they do some pretty unusual things until fate snaps them back to reality. "This show is just a fun and funny good time and that's something we ALL need after this pandemic," says Mission Opera Board of Director Shawn Taylor, who plays Franz in the English cast. Shawn helped co-found Mission Opera in 2019 with Artistic Director Dr. Joshua R. Wentz. Wentz states, "I wanted to find a comedy that featured a very few number of singers, to ensure safety precautions and COVID protocols could be in place and everyone would feel protected." Le 66 only has 3 singers and will be presented with full orchestra. Each performance of Le 66 will begin with a smattering of arias by up-and-coming singers before the operetta begins. The entire performance will last 1 hour and 30 minutes with intermission. COVID protocols and safety measures will be strictly followed, according to CDC standards and recommendations. Face masks will be required at all times in the performing space.

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PERFORMANCE TIMES & LOCATIONS 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6 at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12 at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 13 at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church CREATIVE TEAM: Dr. Joshua R. Wentz, artistic director/stage director Galina Barskaya, musical director

Stephanie Arevalo, stage manager Shawn Taylor, scenic designer Jerry Rhodes, lighting designer Aaron Miller, sound designer Brandon Coprich, costume designer Zenith Hyden-Soffer, technician CAST: Alba Franco-Cancel as Grittley (Saturdays) Chris Hunter as Franz (Saturdays) Gabriel Manro as Berthold (Saturdays) Jessie Massoudi as Grittley (Sundays) Shawn Taylor as Franz (Sundays) Aaron Ball as Berthold (Sundays) Jamie Sanderson (cover)

Schedule


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    English Cast Performance

    Main Stage

  • 1 hour

    English Cast Performance

    Main Stage
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