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LA MAMA (NYC) presents in association with COLUMBIA STAGES

A Screeching Weasel Rock Opera

Music and Lyrics: Ben Weasel
Libretto: Ben Weasel (after Victor Hugo and Francesco Maria Piave)
Director: Michael Scholar, Jr.
Music Director and Arrangements: Andy Peterson
Choreographer: Samantha Sheppard

July 21 - July 23, 2016
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)

Verdi's classic opera Rigoletto gets a punk rock overhaul by iconic frontman of Screeching Weasel ("Cool Kids"), Ben Weasel. In Baby Fat: Act I, 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. November Theatre's Artistic Director, Michael Scholar, Jr. directs this advance showing for a strictly limited run. 

"While a handful of bands are prepping storylines for the stage, this may be the first opera in punk rock, and is a creative leap from the Weasel aesthetic.”   -Scott Murry, New Noise Magazine

Casting to be anounced shortly

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
Casting Director: Jamibeth Margolis, CSA


Producer: Kyle Cadotte
General Manager: Lucia Xiaoron Zhu
Production Stage Manager: Joan Wyatt
Assistant Stage Manager: Abraham Marlett
Marketing Manager Erik Kaiko


*Please note that Screeching Weasel does not perform in this production.




Artistic Producer
Michael Scholar, Jr.

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