BABY FAT: Act 1 A Screeching Weasel Rock Opera, Music and Lyrics: Ben Weasel, Libretto: Ben Weasel (after Victor Hugo and Francesco Maria Piave), Director: Michael Scholar, Jr.
Verdi's classic opera Rigoletto gets a punk rock overhaul by iconic frontman Ben Weasel of Screeching Weasel ("Cool Kids"). In this world premiere, we find ourselves in The Reptile House, a Chicago club where the house band Serpentello and its entourage are at the center of a dark vortex of debauchery from which seemingly no soul can escape unharmed.
Marlene Ginader, Russell Fischer*, Kwame Michael Remy*
Anne Bragg, Ryan Connolly*, Matt Felkey, Mallory Gladman*, Ryan Halsaver*, Darian Marchetto, Maggie Politi*, Dan Rosenbaum, Basit Shittu, Alexander Tomas
Guitar/Keys/Band Leader: Keith Patchel (Richard Lloyd Band), Guitar: Mike Hunchback (Screeching Weasel), Bass: Billy Smolen, Drums: Derek Swink (Dizzy Bats)
Director: Michael Scholar, Jr. Music Director and Arranger: Andy Peterson, Choreographer: Samantha Sheppard, Set and Props Designer: You-Shin Chen, Lighting Designer: Oona Curley, Costume Designer: Joseph Blaha, Video Designer: Conor Moore, Sound Designer: John Sully, Dramaturg: Anchuli Felicia King, Assistant Director: Ran Xia, Set and Props Associate: Yu-Ting Lin, Casting Director: Jamibeth Margolis, CSA
Producer: Kyle Cadotte, General Manager: Lucia Xiaoran Zhu, Associate Producer: Sipei Fang, Production Stage Manager: Joan Wyatt, Assistant Stage Manager: Abraham Marlett, Marketing Manager: Erik Kaiko, Company Manager: Michael Leibring
* Appears courtesy of Actors Equity
La MaMa Experimental Theater Club
66 East 4th Street
July 21-23, 2016
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