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Nevada Opera to hold two shows next weekend
by Tribune Staff
Apr 26, 2012 | 926 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — On May 4 and 5, Nevada Opera will present a unique version of the opera “Madame Butterfly” and a family musical called “G Train.”

At 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Nevada Opera is presenting “Madame Butterfly” as never seen: in anime-style. Inspired by a drawing from a Thai artist commissioned last year, Nevada Opera is creating new sets, costumes and wigs to add vibrant color and angle to this production that will excite younger audiences while pleasing venerable opera fans by maintaining the beauty and sophistication of more traditional productions.

At 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, a family musical show called “G Train The Musical” will be presented in the exhibit hall at the Pioneer Center. A crowd-pleaser in New York City where its ­off-off Broadway run was sold out, this musical is ideal for the whole family. Set in New York City’s subway system where your ride can come to a screeching halt at any moment.

Composer Christian McLeer’s “G Train” takes an insider’s look at five zany strangers forced to spend a whole lot of time together when their train suddenly stops. This family-friendly musical has a great message for kids and adults, and combines a modern pop sound with classical sensibilities, good old-fashioned musical comedy, operatic vocals and rap to bring you a rich tapestry of the people, sounds and differences you might come across in the New York City Subway system.

For ticket prices and more information, call 786-4046 or visit www.nevadaopera.org.
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