#InTheLoop | Opera + Ballet + Film = One Tremendous Show in LIC
BY QEDC It's In Queens
An awe-inspiring, brand new “opera-ballet-film” is coming to Long Island City, and audience members can watch the dress rehearsals and the actual performances…or both!
Culture Lab LIC hosts CreArtBox’s Architecture of a Common Man from Friday, March 17, to Sunday, March 26.
Written by Guillermo Laporta, the show explores achievement and happiness via the journey of a world-recognized photographer who embarks on a documentary about his life. Through the process, he discovers that success is not necessarily defined by professional accomplishments, but rather by life’s simple joys and pleasures.
Three different artists — an actor on a screen and two alter egos on stage in the form of a contemporary dancer and an opera baritone — portray the main character. The music, composed specifically for this show, features a soprano, baritone, string quartet, piano, synthesizer, and choir.
Always at 7:30 pm, preview performances are on March 17, 18, and 19, while the official presentations are on March 24, 25, and 26. General admission is $30.
Architecture of a Common Man will take place in Culture Lab LIC’s newly renovated, 90-seat theater whose entrance is at 5-25 46th Ave.
The cast includes Bryan Murray (baritone), Nicholas Farrauto (tenor), and Rebecca Madeira (soprano). Peter Cheng choreographs and dances, while Sammy Rivas and John Backstrom act. Matt Harvey serves as the cinematographer.
Founded in 2013, CreArtBox matches great composers, dancers, directors, musicians, singers, and stage designers to create unique entertainment.
Editor’s note: Artists might change during the rehearsals and the music score will be performed on piano only. Plus, the rehearsals might be stopped or modified if artists, designers or directors require so.