After going black for four years, Village Opera Theater is back on stage with the return of many in the original cast and a few new vocalists!
The Sacramento songsters has titled it upcoming production "September Serenade: the Return of Village Opera Theater – A Collection of Scenes, Arias and Songs from Grand Opera, Operetta and Musical Theater." Possibly the longest program title in recent history – at least locally.
They have chosen a new venue to both rehearse and to perform, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 27th Street (Corner of 27th and O Streets), Sacramento. Don’t expect anything particularly religious in the production though the church’s sancuary is what you might expect, pews instead of seats, stained glass, an alter, a pulput, bibles, hymnals, etc. Sets for the September Serenade we are told are still a work in progress.
The production is going to have a short run. "Opening Night" is Saturday, September 21st, at 8:00PM and it wraps up the next day with a Sunday matinee September 22nd at 2:30PM. The directors of the production are Steve and Jennifer Estabrook, cast members and founders of the Village Opera Theater. Both attended Sac State, Jennifer graduated with a Theater Arts BA and Steve recently earned a masters in music. Steve has a varied background – choral director, electric guatarist, partner in the infamous folk-rock duo Mylar and Starr, composer, conductor, actor, and…
Tickets are $10 General, $8 senior and $5 students and they will be available at the door. If you should have any questions or simply seek additional information contact Steve at (916) 599-6156 or see what he, Jennifer, and Village Opera Theater has to say on Facebook.