2018 Family Opera Rehearsals

Links about Weedpatch HERE, HERE, and HERE


Saturday, March 17 at 3pm and 7pm
Sunday, March 18 at 1pm and 5pm
Saturday, March 24 at 3pm and 7pm
Sunday, March 25 at 1pm and 5pm
All performances at the Peabody School,
70 Rindge Ave, Cambridge


LISTEN to a trio sung by the young heroine, her father, and her grandmother (41 seconds)
LISTEN to the end of the opening chorus sung by the Okies (71 seconds)
LISTEN to part of a folk song sung by the Weedpatch Chorus (31 seconds)
Audition information is archived HERE

This first-ever NCFO commission, with music by Stanford University’s Paul Phillips, and book and libretto by Grammy-winning storyteller Bill Harley, is set at the historical Weedpatch School, built and run by Oklahoma migrants, who show resilience and humor in the face of poverty and hostility from the settled Californians. Gorgeous music, many solo roles, lots of chorus singing and opportunities to dance - including hoedowns, of course!

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