Mack the Knife is the original city criminal who’s never met a woman or a cop he couldn’t seduce – but when he challenges the supremacy of the Beggar King and his empire, the fallout threatens to tear the town apart.
MUST is proud to present The Threepenny Opera – an operetta full of thieves, pimps, whores and classic tunes – directed by Robert Johnson, co-founder of the Loose Cannon Theatre Company.
In this newly realised staging of Brecht and Weill’s classic satire, a talented ensemble of student theatre-makers become the actors and the orchestra, accompanying themselves on stage to create a thrillingly provocative theatrical experience.
Director Robert Johnson said one of the things that drew him to The Threepenny Opera was the size of it.
“It’s a huge, sprawling three act operetta with a huge cast and a history to match. The challenge of staging such an epic piece gripped me from the start, and so has the challenge of working with actor-musicians,” Mr Johnson said.
“The overt theatricality of this technique really lends itself to Brechtian performance, and I think the meeting of the two styles has made for a really thrilling experience – the sort of show I don’t think audiences have seen before.”
‘The Threepenny Opera’ will be on show from Wednesday 9 October to Saturday 19 October in the MUST Space of the Campus Centre at the Clayton campus.
To book your tickets visit the MUST website or the Monash Student Association reception desk.
Find out more:
ARC success for DP, DECRA and FT (for funding commencing in 2017)
The results for the ARC DP, DECRA (for funding commencing in 2017) and FT (for … Continue reading ARC success for DP, DECRA and FT (for funding commencing in 2017)
Summer Research Internship Program 2016/2017
The Arts Internship Program is pleased to introduce the Summer Research Internship Program 2016/2017. The … Continue reading Summer Research Internship Program 2016/2017
Children and the criminal justice system: How young is too young?
Monash criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon has published an article in The Guardian today with Deakin … Continue reading Children and the criminal justice system: How young is too young?
Opening of the John Legge Study Space in the Menzies Building
Staff and students in Arts came together to celebrate the official opening of the John … Continue reading Opening of the John Legge Study Space in the Menzies Building
Winners announced for Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Publication Prize
The Faculty of Arts extends its congratulations to Julian Koplin who was recently awarded the … Continue reading Winners announced for Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Publication Prize
World first at Monash: Chair in Cultural Linguistics appointed to Farzad Sharifian
Professor Farzad Sharifian has recently been appointed as the Chair in Cultural Linguistics at Monash, … Continue reading World first at Monash: Chair in Cultural Linguistics appointed to Farzad Sharifian
sensiLab Forum: Communications and Media Studies’ Daniel Black
A key initiator of the spread of digital interfaces into our everyday lives was the … Continue reading sensiLab Forum: Communications and Media Studies’ Daniel Black
Australia’s declining investment in quality university teaching
Margaret Gardner, President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University Teaching is at the core of what Australian … Continue reading Australia’s declining investment in quality university teaching
The Big Idea Competition
Interested in doing something positive for your community? Do you see yourself as a little … Continue reading The Big Idea Competition
Digital Humanities offers global learning opportunity
A unit in Digital Humanities will be available to undergraduate students at Monash University and … Continue reading Digital Humanities offers global learning opportunity
Monash graduate named CEO of the year
Monash alumni Karl Redenbach (BA 1999, LLB 2000), currently head of a global technology company LiveTiles, has … Continue reading Monash graduate named CEO of the year
Monash social scientists recognised
Four Monash social scientists have been recognised for their distinguished achievements and exceptional contributions by … Continue reading Monash social scientists recognised