Main Street Theater was among the fifteen arts organizations involved in the “speed dating” event, a one-on-one opportunity to talk to prospective board members.
The Houston Arts Alliance calls it speed dating for board members.
It can be presented in a formal theatre or black box, or performed in a bar.
Because of its flexible casting requirements, it allows for maximum participation by available singers. is divided into three sections–the opening, the dates, and the finale. Some small cocktail tables down front, each with two chairs. A quiet evening, the bartender instructs the cocktail waitress and busboy to get ready for the evening.
The license comes with the right to make as many copies of the score needed, so the show has no expensive piano vocal scores to buy.
For licensing information contact: Michael Ching Mr [email protected] Ching is an opera composer best known for BUOSO’S GHOST (1996) his sequel to GIANNI SCHICCHI.
Left alone the Bartender asks the Waitress to go out for coffee and they leave together.
Last year online coupon company Groupon hosted the world’s largest speed-dating event, with 414 attendees crammed into a restaurant in Chicago. Comic Opera in One Act Conceived by Dean Anthony Music and Words by Michael Ching Premiere Produced and Directed by Dean Anthony for Janiec Opera Brevard Music Festival 2013 Amarillo Opera 2013 Southern Utah University 2013 Ithaca College 2013 University of Central Florida 2014 Microsopic Opera Pittsburgh 2014 Speed Dating Tonight!Is conceived as a show that can be easily produced by young artist training programs, colleges, and university opera programs.I went to see this on Saturday night - I would have gladly walked out long before the credits rolled except that I was with a friend.....Most of the rest of the Cinema gathered up their popcorn, chocolate and drinks and left - either to try and sneak into another film, sit in the car park to enjoy the fumes or else to go home and watch Feris Buellers Day Off on VHS.Cast: Bartender (B or Bs Br); Cocktail Waitress (M); Busboy (mute); Dating Coordinator (M or S); A varied number of daters—up to 26. Some are eager, some are reluctant, some are downright worried. The Speed Dating Coordinator then introduces herself and sets the rules–daters can use their names and/or numbers.