Very excited to be part of this!
I was recently asked why this musical theatre piece from 1929, Brecht/'Weill's "Happy End" is still relevant. The reason? One line from the show: "Robbing a bank is no crime, compared to owning one." As Lotte Lenya, the widow of the composer Kurt Weill, once said, "Corruption and poverty don't go out of fashion".
Last Friday evening, we had in the audience a gentleman who had been in a university production of "Happy End" nearly forty years ago. We met outside the Allway Lounge, on St, Claude Avenue, after the performance. He shared his memories of the production, and was even able to quote form the newspaper review. It was apparent the experience of seeing the show all these years later was very emotional for him. This man is is a friend of one of the performers in our production,and is now homeless. A most memorable and powerful encounter.
-Harry Mayronne, Musical Director of "Happy End" at the Allways Lounge in New Orleans.
Shows on the program include: Harry Mayronne's "From Buffa's to Berlin" (tales of Berlin and Paris) and Pandora Gastelum's "The City that Care Forgot" (adult tales of old New Orleans) Recommended for adults.
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