Orpheus in the Underworld

November 2—4, 2018
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Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Make the trip from Earth to Mt. Olympus to Hades as Needham's Longwood Opera brings you "Orpheus in the Underworld" by Jacques Offenbach. It's a contemporary, comical version of the classic myth and fun for the whole family. Action is centered on dubious gods and goddesses creating mayhem on Mt. Olympus, a neglectful husband and his bored spouse, and a descent to the Underworld with the husband reluctantly in pursuit, comically sidetracked along the way. Fun reaches its peak with the famous "Can Can" dance sequence to be

performed by the Charles River Ballet Academy of Needham.