Theatre Sheridan Presents: Happy End Friday, May 27, 2022 at 7:30 PM EDT
Friday, May 27, 2022
Theatre Sheridan Presents:
Play with music, in three acts
By Elisabeth Hauptmann
Music and Lyrics by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht
English adaptation by Michael Feingold
May 27-June 1
Happy End is a play about music, capitalism, spiritual and gang-land armies and making theatre. Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s attempt at a follow-up to the very successful Threepenny Opera follows the romance between a Salvation Army worker and gang leader and features the exquisite Surabaya Johnny, Bilbao Song and Mandalay Song. While seeming familiar to fans of Guys and Dolls, Happy End pre-dates it by 21 years. It is fueled at once by Brecht’s desire to dismantle political structures and Weill’s music that drives narrative structure and character. Happy End is a melodrama, a romp and an examination of corruption and power… all at once.
Director: Allyson McMackon
Music Director: Jonathan Corkal-Astorga
Set & Props Design: Brandon Kleiman
Costume Design: Katrina Carrier
Lighting Design: Michelle Ramsay
Sound Design: Tim Lindsay
Broadcast Director: Scott Herkes
Stage Manager: Christine Taylor
Assistant Stage Manager: Kate Hunter
Meredith Shedden Tatyana Doran
The performance of Happy End will be filmed live on stage and available to stream on Vimeo. The link to each performance will be emailed 30 min before showtime.
Thank you to all our Friends of Theatre Sheridan and subscribers for your continued support of Theatre Sheridan. If you would like to donate to the program you can do so here, and under Designation, choose “Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design Awards”: https://www.sheridancollege.ca/support/donate
Presented under license from European American Music Corporation, on behalf of The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc. and the Brecht Heirs
1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville ON L6H 2L1
This is a general seating performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.