Opera Philadelphia

Stephanie Blythe & Martha Graham Cracker

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Queens of the Night

Music Direction & Arrangements by Daniel Kazemi
Text by John Jarboe with Stephanie Blythe and Dito van Reigersberg
Performed in English

Part of  O18

"For a night, anyway, Philadelphia managed to put what seemed like one of everyone into a single room—gay, straight, young, slacker, and establishment types—and the world was a loving, funny place."—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Pomp, pageantry, and bawdy ballads await at the Theatre of Living Arts (TLA), courtesy of cohosts Blythely Oratonio (Stephanie Blythe) and Martha Graham Cracker (Dito van Reigersberg), along with a few special guests. This highly improvisational, three-night serial expands upon the 2017 genre- and gender-bending caba-play Dito & Aeneas: Two Queens, One Night.

September 24

Cabaret Night hosted by Blythely Oratonio

September 25

Cabaret Night hosted by Martha Graham Cracker

September 28

Dito & Aeneas: Two Queens, One NightLimited Availability: Standing Room Only

Want to see all three? Purchase a Queens Pass and save up to 25%! (Standing Room Only)

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Mon, Sep 24 8:00 p.m.
Tue, Sep 25 8:00 p.m.
Fri, Sep 28 Limited Tickets 8:00 p.m.

The running time is approximately one hour and 36 minutes with no intermission.

Major support for Queens of the Night has been provided by the William Penn Foundation.

This series is underwritten, in part, by Daniel K. Meyer, M.D., and by Linda and David Glickstein.

Cast & Creative Team

John Jarboe
John JarboeWriter & Director
Daniel Kazemi
Daniel KazemiMusic Direction & Arrangements
Stephanie Blythe
Stephanie Blytheas Blythely Oratonio
Dito van Reigersberg
Dito van Reigersberg as Martha Graham Cracker
Rachel Camp
Rachel CampBey
Rob Tucker
Rob TuckerLinda
Dane Allison
Dane AllisonMereperson #1
Messapotamia Lefae
Messapotamia LefaeMereperson #2
Kathryn Raines
Kathryn RainesMereperson #3
  • Machine Dazzle Costume & Production Design
  • Max Brown Martha Costumes
  • Drew Billiau Lighting Design
  • Daniel Perelstein Sound Design
  • Bee Reed Stage Manager
  • Tara Bowler * Assistant Stage Manager
  • *Opera Philadelphia debut
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