THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE

THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE

MAY 21 – JUN 16
Klein Theatre

Adapted & Directed by Mary Zimmerman   
Based on the Opera by Mozart

In her acclaimed signature style, Mary Zimmerman conceives a brand new theatrical adaptation of Mozart’s beloved opera. Playful and imaginative, it’s big music in a small space. This “matchbox” presentation of The Matchbox Magic Flute features a cast of 10 and an orchestra of five—following the fantastic adventures of Prince Tamino and Princess Pamina. With dragons, a man who is a bird, trials by fire and water, and underground corridors, Day and Night battle. 

Produced in association with Goodman Theatre.

Run Time: Around 2 hours including a 15 minute intermission.

Reviews from Chicago

FABULOUS…A box of treasures, a haze of marvels, a banquet of dreams.”  — Chicago Reader 

CHARMING, ZANY, FUNMatchbox Magic Flute transforms Mozart’s classic, taking it to fabulous new heights.” — Chicago Sun-Times 

DAZZLING…a magical Mozart in miniature” — Chicago Theatre Review 

“There’s something especially cool about Zimmerman shrinking an allegorical Mozart opera down to 10 performers and a five-piece orchestra.” — Chicago Tribune 

UTTERLY CHARMING…Mary Zimmerman has led the cast, orchestra, and design crew to create something totally delightful from start to finish.” Splash Magazines 

DELICATE TRIUMPH…[Zimmerman] joins Mozart’s genius to her own and creates a miniature world of wonders.” Third Coast Review 

Cast

Marlene Fernandez*
Marlene Fernandez*
Pamina
Keanon Kyles*
Keanon Kyles*
Sarastro
Russell Mernagh*
Russell Mernagh*
Monostatos
Lauren Molina*
Lauren Molina*
Papagena, Lady
Tina Muñoz Pandya*
Tina Muñoz Pandya*
Lady
Monica West*
Monica West*
Lady
Reese Parish
Reese Parish
The Spirit
Shawn Pfautsch*
Shawn Pfautsch*
Papageno
Emily Rohm*
Emily Rohm*
Queen of the Night
Billy Rude*
Billy Rude*
Tamino
Dario Amador-Lage
Dario Amador-Lage
u/s Tamino
Ann Delaney*
Ann Delaney*
u/s Papagena/Lady, u/s Lady, u/s The Spirit
Devin DeSantis*
Devin DeSantis*
u/s Papageno, u/s Monostatos
Nathan Karnik
Nathan Karnik
u/s Sarastro
Emilie Lynn*
Emilie Lynn*
u/s Queen of the Night, u/s Lady
Katherine Riddle*
Katherine Riddle*
u/s Pamina

Full Cast List

Pamina: Marlene Fernandez*
Sarastro: Keanon Kyles*
Monostatos: Russell Mernagh*
Papagena, Lady: Lauren Molina*
Lady: Tina Muñoz Pandya*, Monica West*
The Spirit: Reese Parish
Papageno: Shawn Pfautsch*
Queen of the Night: Emily Rohm*
Tamino: Billy Rude*
u/s Tamino: Dario Amador-Lage
u/s Papagena/Lady, u/s Lady, u/s The Spirit: Ann Delaney*
u/s Papageno, u/s Monostatos: Devin DeSantis*
u/s Sarastro: Nathan Karnik
u/s Queen of the Night, u/s Lady : Emilie Lynn*
u/s Pamina: Katherine Riddle*

Artistic Team

Director and Adaptor: Mary Zimmerman
Music Adapted and Arranged by: Amanda Dehnert, Andre Pluess
Music Director: Amanda Dehnert
Set Designer: Todd Rosenthal
Costume Designer: Ana Kuzmanic
Lighting Designer: T.J. Gerckens
Sound Designer: Andre Pluess
Wig & Hair Designer: Charles G. LaPointe
Casting Director: Lauren Port, CSA
Resident Casting Director: Danica Rodriguez
Flying Effects provided by: ZFX
Production Stage Manager: Laura Smith*
Assistant Stage Manager: Marne Anderson*

Production Sponsors:

Share Fund
Susan and Michael Pillsbury

Health and Safety

All STC spaces are MASK FRIENDLY.  This means all patrons, masked and unmasked, are welcome in our spaces.