Defined as a “holiday event for all ages,” the Blue Light Theatre production of Darko Tresnjak’s Princess Turandot opens Dec. 7. The New York Premiere of Princess Turandot, which is written and directed by Darko Tresnjak began previews Nov. 28. The show runs to Dec. 30 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre.
The cast for the show includes Roxanna Hope in the title role as well as Jeff Binder, Wes Day, Crispin Freeman, Christopher K. Morgan, Ron Nahass, Aaron Michael Norris, Gregor Paslawsky, Carolyn Pasquantonio, Susan Pourfar, Josh Radnor, Maria Elena Ramirez, Mark Shunock, James Stanley and Andrew Weems.
The creative team comprises set designer David P. Gordon, costume designer Linda Cho, lighting designer Christopher J. Landy, sound designer Robert Murphy and Blue Man Group’s Pete Simpson on percussion, skulls and stake dance coordination.
In Princess Turnadot, a “captivating prince meets a decapitating princess in this fast and furious romp about the restorative power of love.” According to production notes, the show is inspired by “Carlo Gozzi's 1792 fable, Puccini and Busoni's operas, the Arabian Nights, and Bogie & Bacall.” Tresnjak juxtaposes vaudeville, performance art and techno tribal music with a “16-actor ensemble includes jugglers, gymnasts, puppeteers and two members of the Blue Man Group). “ Darko Tresnjak made his New York debut at Blue Light last season with Philip Barry's Hotel Universe, and returns to Blue Light after a production of The Skin Of Our Teeth this summer at Williamstown.
Tickets are $37.50. The McGinn/Cazale is located above the Promenade located on Broadway at 76 St. For tickets call Smart Tix at (212) 206 1515. —By Murdoch McBride