The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

Jul 22-25, 2021

The Threepenny Opera

Multiple prices starting at $10

Multiple prices starting at $10

  • Presented by: CU Music

"With its expressionistic satirising of capitalism, prostitution, militarism and the middle classes, 'The Threepenny Opera' was more brilliant parody than it was scandalous—and remains that today." —The Telegraph

The brothel's been raided, and a woman has been shot. A local businessman blackmails a corrupt chief of police. A gang of thieves loots the town for fun. And—come to think of it—Polly Peachum didn't come home last night. It must all mean one thing: Mackie's back in town.

With acerbic wit, "The Threepenny Opera" delivers a cautionary tale about capitalism packaged in a world-class musical production.

Sung in English with closed captioning

Streamed performance

Even though we are not gathering in person, you can still enjoy this performance from the comfort of your home. Stream this performance Thursday, July 22, 7:30 p.m. MDT through Sunday, July 25, 11 p.m. MDT right here at

Multiple prices for every budget

Multiple prices are available for the purchase of virtual events. We invite you to choose your price based on your current situation. When selecting your price, you might consider your status as a student or university staff member, how many people in your household will be watching the stream, or what you might usually spend to attend a concert.

Please note: This production contains adult language and slurs, the use of drug paraphernalia, as well as depictions and graphic descriptions of abuse and sexual violence.

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