Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Anna Nicole the Opera at BAM

I know, I could hardly believe it either, but after seeing a poster in the Subway advertising Anna Nicole- the Opera at BAM in Brooklyn, I did a little research and sure enough you can catch the show Sept 17-28. Tickets start at $18 and I have to say that sounds way worth it for a show that I'm sure will be highly entertaining. 
The show is described as "In a brilliant marriage of lowbrow bawdiness and highbrow operatic craft, British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer: The Opera) immortalize the tumultuous life of Anna Nicole Smith—stripper, playmate, and formidable tabloid queen.

Looking to each paparazzi-plagued chapter of the star’s story—the bombshell centerfold, the devastated mother, the unlikely wife of an 89-year-old billionaire—Anna Nicole captures a woman caught between greed and exploitation. Turnage’s vibrant, eclectic score (performed by the New York City Opera orchestra and chorus) and Thomas’ razor-sharp libretto drive this operatic portrait, at once comic and tragic, of modern celebrity and one woman’s warped pursuit of the American dream."

Get your tickets here.