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Based on The Beggar’s Opera, written by John Gay in 1728, Kurt Weill version sets us in 1837 London, on the eve of Queen Victoria’s Coronation. Macheath – a.k.a. Mack the Knife takes centre-stage – and becomes swept-up in a whirlwind tale one of which in may just not survive.

Book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. Music by Kurt Weill. English adaption by Marc Blitzstein

Director: Allyson McMackon

Music Director: Paula Wolfson

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Studio Theatre, Sheridan


Macheath, various, piano, percussion: Noah Beemer
Tiger Brown, various, percussion, auto harp: Rohan Dhupar
Reverend Kimball, various, percussion, bass guitar, concertina: James Harold Frankli
Mrs. Peachum, various, trumpet, percussion: Jill Goranson
Peachum, various, percussion: Alexandre Iannuzzi
Polly Peachum, various, percussion: Kelsi James
Jake, Dolly, various, piano, guitar, percussion: Juliette Jones
Warden Smith, various, percussion, guitar: Thomas Killip
Filch, Matt, Betty, various, piano, percussion: Katie Martin
Walt, Coaxer, various, violin, percussion: Alexa MacDougall
Jenny Diver, various, viola, percussion: Macayla Paris
Bob the Saw, Dolly, various, percussion, harmonica: Tevra Plamondon
Lucy Brown, various, percussion: Elise Wilson


Three-Penny Opera, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre

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Original Citation

McMackon, A. (Director). (2018, November 29 – December 9). The three-penny opera [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

The Three-Penny Opera, November 29 – December 9, 2018



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