The Shoreline Community College Opera Workshop Performances will be performed by music and drama students at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, February 18, 19, 20, 2010 in the Campus Theater.
This year’s performance will feature the world premiere of The Legend of Poker Alice, a one-act opera by Shoreline emeriti Gloria Swisher and Willy Clark. The story line retells the true story of Alice Ivers. Also featured will be excerpts from Verdi's Il Trovatore and Falstaff, Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, and Mark Adamo's Little Women.
Storyline: The Legend of Poker Alice
Arriving in the rough-and-tumble world of Deadwood, South Dakota, Alice soon established herself as an adept poker player, saloon owner, and rancher owner. “She was a cigar smokin', gun totin', poker playin' keeper of a house of ill repute. If somebody threatened her or challenged her, she wasn't afraid to shoot. Alice took her place at the table and stayed until the game was done. She met all comers who wandered in, and most of the time she won. She played her life like a gambler's hand. She was never afraid to take a stand. She smoked black stogies to help her play and she didn't quit until her dying day. She buried three husbands before she died and now her legend is Deadwood's pride.
Producer/Musical Directors Susan Dolacky, Charles Enlow
Directors Todd Licea, Andrew Seifert
Conductors Adam Burdick, Teresa Metzger Howe
Pianist Charles Enlow
SCC Students $8
Child 14-under $8
SCC Faculty and Staff $10
Non-SCC Student $10
Seniors 60+ $10
General Admission $15
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006
Cashiers Office and at the door