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 

Printed ASIDES are back, but we still have a digital option available for those who prefer it. Check out the online version of ASIDES here.

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

Learn More

Shakespeare Hour Live
Thursday
, JUNE 13 at 7:30pm ET

STC and Folger Theatre will join forces to present this last SHL celebrating the work of Mary Zimmerman as both a director and playwright. Dr. Drew Lichtenberg and LeeAnét Noble will lead discussions on Zimmerman‘s adaptation of Mozart’s classic opera, The Matchbox Magic Flute and her play Metamorphoses that is currently on stage at Folger Theatre. 

Zimmerman herself will join the conversation along with Director of Metamorphoses at Folger Theatre, Psalmayene 24, and Dramaturg for the play, Faedra Carpenter.

This final Shakespeare Hour Live is free and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home by streaming on YouTube.

Health and Safety

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