Kick off the New Year with Iowa Public Radio’s special broadcast of the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s Young Artist production of FRANKENBOY! by Iowa composer and librettist, Robert Lindsey-Nassif. Robert is the recipient of several awards for his Off-Broadway productions. FRANKENBOY! tells the story of Melvin Frankenstein and his first day at Transylvania Middle School.
Commissioned by the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre for its debut performance in June of 2012, the “monsteropera” presents a message of anti-bullying and tolerance for diversity. Tenor Brian Kuhl sings the lead role, along with Iowa natives Meredith Dubon, soprano, Jessica Mallow, mezzo-soprano, and Michael Penick, baritone. Lindsey-Nassif’s unique new work comes to life under the direction of Daniel Kleinknecht on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at noon.