The Threepenny Opera

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage

The Threepenny Opera

Book & Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill

Directed by Calvin MacLean

“The greatest musical of all time.” ~ Newsweek

With a haunting jazz score and biting lyrics, the “haves” clash with the “have-nots” in Brecht’s sharp critique of Capitalism. This brilliant masterpiece of epic theater originated the popular songs The Ballad of Mack the Knife, Soloman Song and Pirate Jenny.

For mature audiences.
Contains adult content, strong language, and gunshots.


Ticket Pricing

Seating Chart


Bill Black

Rev. Kimball/Constable

Rachel Britt


Rachel Brown

Beggar Girl

Lise Bruneau ‡

Jenny Diver

Melissa David ‡

Lucy Brown

Andrew Drake ‡

Chain-Saw Bob/Ensemble

Neil Friedman ‡

Tiger Brown

Brian Gligor ‡

Matt of the Mint

Brian Herriott ‡


Robert Parker Jenkins

Weeping-Willow Walter/Ensemble

Stephanie Lee

Polly Peachum

Shea Madison


Kyle Maxwell ‡


McKinley Merritt


Ellen Nikbakht


Roderick Peeples ‡

JJ Peachum

Benjamin Pratt


Ethan Roeder


Steve Sherman ‡


Eric Sorrels

Crook-Fingered Jake

Pedro Tomás

Old Beggar/Whore/Ensemble

Katy Wolfe ‡

Celia Peachum

Artistic Team

Calvin MacLean ◊


Michael Elliott

Musical Director

Christie Zimmerman


Josafath Reynoso

Scenic Designer

Poua Yang

Costume Designer

Kristen Geisler

Lighting Designer

Joe Payne ¤

Sound and Media Designer

John Sipes

Fight Director

Erica Tobolski

Voice and Dialect Coach

Ian Paul Messersmith ‡

Stage Manager

‡ Appears through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ◊ Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. ¤ Represented by United Scenic Artists, local USA-829 of the IATSE.