Celebrate the spring with the West Coast Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich’s “MOSCOW, CHERRY TOWN,” a wild, satiric romp packed with melodies, dances, and comic antics.
Shostakovich always had a fondness for operettas and musicals, but wrote only one. Don’t miss out on the fun as Long Beach Opera goes on the road with performances on Sunday afternoon May 15 at the Center Theater in Long Beach, Wednesday evening May 18 at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine, and Sunday afternoon May 22 at Barnum Hall in Santa Monica. Performed in English with English supertitles.
Who will get the apartment of their dreams? The delightful, musical comedy, “Moscow, Cherry Town,” follows a newly-wed museum guide and his bride, a construction worker, a government chauffeur, and an explosive expert as they seek highly sought-after, new high-rise apartments in Khrushchev’s 1959 Moscow. When several bungling, inept, and corrupt Russian bureaucrats attempt to grab the apartments for themselves, a madcap race for the space ensues. Find out who will get the keys to a new home as this musical gem straight from the heart of Russia comes to California for the first time.
Information and Tickets ($25-$110):
www.longbeachopera.org or 562-432-5934