“All the World’s a Stage: The Show-within-a-Show in Broadway and Opera”

  • August 27, 2017
  • Fairview United Methodist Church
  • 600 W. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (917) 449-5284
  • 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Free

Steal behind the scenes with Carlson-Palmer Productions in our seventh annual free summer concert! Join us on Sunday, August 27 for “All the World’s a Stage: The Show-within-a-Show in Broadway and Opera.” Soprano Anna Singer, mezzo-soprano Hilerie Klein Rensi, tenor Robert Chafin, baritone Richard Lewis, and pianist Michael Borowitz plunge you into a backstage world of overwrought emotion.

Take a ringside seat for the battle of wills and wits between a has-been Broadway producer and his former leading lady – now a big Hollywood star. Experience the torment of the clown who goes for laughs while his life is falling apart. A world-weary poet relives the anguish of his lost loves, while other characters strip away their disguises and reveal their true selves – love-lorn, sinister, dramatic!

Our performers sing and act their hearts out for you – while sharing a few backstage stories of their own – all to classic tunes by Cy Coleman, plus operatic scenes from Pagliacci, La Forza del Destino, The Tales of Hoffmann, and more.

Keeping with tradition from recent seasons, at this free concert we will accept donations to benefit Fairview Elementary School’s literacy and Artful Learning programs. So join us for music, theatrics, and community engagement!

This program is supported in part by Solution Tree and the City of Bloomington Arts Commission’s Arts Project Grant Program.

“All the World’s a Stage: The Show-within-a-Show in Broadway and Opera”