A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH TO A CLASSIC

A contemporary approach to the classic, heartbreaking tale of a woman abandoned by the man she loves. An all-women creative team brings a fresh vision to Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, in a modern, tradition-breaking interpretation of this beloved work.
This is a first-time collaboration with the OSU Dance Department and features the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director, Crystal Manich
Conductor, Kathy Kelly
Choreographer, Susan Petry
Asst. Conductor/CM, Jason Hiester
Set and Costume Designer, Court Watson
Lighting and Production Designer, Tlaloc Lopez-Watermann
Rehearsal Pianist, Barbara Sahr
Stage Manager, Hester Warren-Steijn

CAST

Cio-Cio San, Janet Szepei Todd
Pinkerton, Daniel Montenegro
Sharpless
, Eric McKeever
Suzuki, Zoie Reems
The Bonze
, Thomas Petrushka
Kate Pinkerton, Karolyn Lee Gholston
Goro
, Chandler Johnson
Prince Yamadori
, Jeff MacMullen
Commissioner
, Riccardo Jimenez

PREMIERE

PREMIERE DATE: September 28, 2018
VENUE: Southern Theatre

 

INSTRUMENTAL FORCES

Coming soon
 


Reviews

Mix it up

“What I’m doing now is stripping away that idea of movement that is specific to one culture or another and trying to mix it up.”

Columbus Dispatch

 

Gallery


Want to know more?

Additional costume and set information available upon inquiry.