The Brecht & Weill Smorgasbord

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The Brecht/Weill Smorgasbord: Bite-Sized Bits of Brecht & Weill's Works.

This extraordinary, one-night only program features sample “tastings” of little-known works by the celebrated artists playwright Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill. Works sampled include Joe Fleischaker in Chicago, Fatzer, Man is Man, and several musical selections by Kurt Weill. The evening of excerpts is performed by five Twin Cities theatre companies; Skylark Opera, Theatre Novi Most, Four Humors, Live Action Set and Nautilus Music-Theater. This is a unique opportunity for Brecht/Weill audiences to experience rarely performed works, some of which have been translated into English only recently.

Brecht/Weill Smorgasbord is directed by Lisa Channer, head of the University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance Bachelor of Arts performance program, and David Walsh, director of University Opera Theatre at the University of Minnesota; Matthias Rothe of the German, Scandinavian, & Dutch department serves as dramaturge. Following the show, audience members are invited to greet the performers at an informal reception and enjoy a smorgasbord of light refreshments in the lobby.

The Brecht/Weill Smorgasbord evening is part of the on-going “Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht Festival – A 21st Century Celebration,” in partnership with the University of Minnesota. The Festival includes seminars, concerts, scholarly lectures, and fully staged productions of The Threepenny Opera (February 25- March 6) by the Theatre Arts & Dance Department, and Lady in the Dark (April 14-17) by the School of Music’s University Opera Theatre. For a complete listing of Festival Events visit:

Brecht/Weill Smorgasbord is presented with support from Theatre Arts & Dance Department, the School of Music’s Music Opera Theatre, the Institute for Advanced Study, the U of M Imagine Fund, the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch Studies; The Southern Theater, and the generous support of the Kurt Weill Institute for Music.

Tickets: $10 general Public; $6 students
Free to ARTShare members at the Southern
Tickets are available online at or by phone 612-326-1811
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By: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance

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