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SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story produced by Opera on Tap

About the show

Giving a new spin to the operatic mainstay of the strong leading lady, SMASHED is an absurdist take on the life of Carrie Nation, a radical turn-of-the-century teetotaler, who furthered her cause through vandalism –namely, attacking drinking establishments with a hatchet. This absurd opera about drinking booze (and about the people who don't) was commissioned by Opera on Tap for the inauguration of its Roadworks Series. With stage direction from Jenny Lee Mitchell (founder of TheaterTHE), musical direction from Mila Henry (American Opera Projects) and costumes by Ramona Ponce, this will be Opera on Tap’s most ambitious production to date. The forward-thinking New Music ensemble Hotel Elefant, conducted by Conrad Chu, will provide the sonic backdrop for a cast of singers that includes Krista Wozniak as Carrie Nation, Joseph Flaxman as God/The Bartender, Lynn Berg as the narrator, Michael Bragg, Kayleigh Butcher, Seth Gilman, Christiana Little, Cameron Russell and Patricia Vital.


Music by James Barry

Libretto by Timothy Braun

Produced by Opera on Tap

Stage Director: Jenny Lee Mitchell
Assistant Stage Director: Daniela Hart

Musical Director: Mila Henry

Conductor: Conrad Chu
Set design: John Peery
Light design: Christopher Weston
Costumes: Ramona Ponce
Associate Producer: Sara Noble


Lynn Berg
Michael Bragg
Kayleigh Butcher
Joseph Flaxman

Seth Gilman

Christiana Little

Cameron Russell

Patricia Vital

Krista Wozniak

Orchestra/Band: Hotel Elefant



General Admission $15

Students/Seniors: $10

Apr 4-6 @ 7pm

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