Our Town – West Coast Premiere (2007)

Music by Ned Rorem (1923 -     )
Libretto by J.D. McClatchy
after the play by Thornton Wilder

Sung in English

Conducted by Michael Morgan
Directed by Beth Greenberg
Production Design by Matthew Antaky
Evening: Aug. 11, 14, 17; 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Aug. 19; 2:00 p.m.

All performances at
the Lesher Center for the Arts,
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Cast (in order of appearance):

Stage Manager: Richard Byrne*
Dr. Gibbs: Kirk Eichelberger
Mrs. Soames: Darla Wigginton
George Gibbs: Thomas Glenn*
Emily Webb: Marnie Breckenridge
Mrs. Webb: Marcelle Dronkers*
Joe Crowell: Alex Wines*
Frank: Yannick Lambrecht*
Sam: Kurt Wolfgang Krikorian*
Mr. Webb: David Cox
Simon Stimson: Trente Morant*
Mrs. Gibbs: Patrice Houston

* Festival Opera debut
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The cemetery at Grovers Corners.
Photo by Robert Shomler
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Thomas Glenn and Marnie Breckenridge
as George Gibbs and Emily Webb.
Photo by Robert Shomler
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The Stage Manager (Richard Byrne)
escorts Emily to her place in the cemetery.
Photo by Robert Shomler
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Mourners (the Festival Opera Chorus)
assemble for Emily's funeral.
Photo by Robert Shomler