Porgy and Bess Synopsis

On Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, Jasbo Brown is playing the blues for a group of dancers. Clara sings a lullaby to her child (“Summertime”). The drug dealer Sporting Life, Clara’s husband Jake, and some of the other men are playing craps. Jake sings his child a lullaby of his own (“A woman is […]

The Opera Show Fun Extras

Study Guide Understanding  Opera Toreador Song (Act II) played on bottles by skater O Sole Mio (Act I) Domingo, Carreras And Pavarotti in the Three Tenors concert 1990 Canadian Opera Singer, Nathalie Choquette, proves you can have fun attenting the opera with her performance of AH! Je Veux Vivre (Act I) Flower Duet – Act […]

Annie Q&A Session

Most Commonly Asked Questions Q:  Can you tell me about ANNIE? A:  The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie is back, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope.  Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “It’s a Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “N.Y.C.” and the […]

OSU Men’s Glee Club at Valley Local High School

The final concert in May of THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MEN’S GLEE CLUB was the ultimate example of SOPAA’s commitment to music education.  The OSU Men’s Glee Club made a stop at Valley Local High School in Lucasville and performed for the student body of Valley Middle and High School.  The high school vocal music […]

Moscow Festival Ballet Biography

MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET Artistic Director:  Sergei Radchenko The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within […]


“Hairspray” brought out the employees of SOMC, who came with not only the idea of having fun, but being informative.  100 plus SOMC employee’s attended “Employee Night” at Hairspray. The hospital presented a display of their Cancer Center in the lobby of the VRCFA that evening.  Information from the American Cancer Society was available, and many […]

“Annie” Study Guide

We are providing a Study Guide for teachers and parents who would like to give students a better understanding of the performance.