Saturday, March 7, 2015

Star Trek - The Opera

The Missus, Young Son, and I traveled to the El Portal theater in North Hollywood last night to see " The Abduction from the Seraglio" aka Star Trek - the Opera.  This show was a very funny and well sung and performed Mozart opera set in the Star Trek genre with the lyrics in English and re-written to update the story to Star Trek.  While the story followed the Mozart opera the lyrics were most assuredly completely appropriate to the craziness on stage!

The show was hilarious and as mentioned earlier the singing was top quality opera.  We found out about it when it was  reviewed last weekend in the Los Angeles Daily News.

http://www.dailynews.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150302/star-trek-meets-mozart-in-pacific-opera-project-mashup-in-north-hollywood

When we read the review we said 'that's for us!' and we got our tickets for opening night.  Little did we know that we had bought prestigious gala tickets that entitled us to the pre and post show events that got us free snacks, drinks, and special Star Trek cookies that were not only impressive to see, they were yummy.  We also got to mingle with the cast after the show.  We even got our photo taken with the slave girl chorus and Klingon soldiers before the show.

The show had it all:

Kirk and Spock were there


As was Uhura


The green Orion slave girl had a major role


Klingons were the heavies


Even the Gorn showed up for some unknown reason!



The special gala ticket holders got Romulan blue ale spiked with vodka (Chekhov would have approved) and yummy Enterprise cookies.

It was a very fun evening and a great intro to opera for the Grouch clan.  I wish all Trek fans would have the opportunity to see this show!



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