Production Info

Directed by Gina Kaufmann

Music by Kurt Weill, Lyrics by Langston Hughes, & Book by Elmer Rice


In a working class Manhattan neighborhood in 1929, tensions build as the people in this multi-ethnic neighborhood rub up against one another. The story centers primarily on an extramarital affair and a romance between a Jewish and a gentile teenager, but the rich undertones of longing and the layered relationships bring this entire complex little world to life. Weill called it “An American Opera”, interweaving jazz, musical theatre and classical opera esthetics with spoken word.

Friday, September 27, 2013


Thank-you everyone that came to auditions and callbacks for the Five College Opera Street Scene. We were so pleased to see many students and community members come and audition, and are very excited to being working with you. Below you will find the cast list. Please visit the UMass Department of Theater Curtain Lobby, there you will find a callboard where this list will be posted. Please initial there next you your name to accept your role. If you are a Five College Student and a community member, please e-mail Company Manager Arielle to accept your role. 

Once you have accepted the role, please visit our costume shop downstairs for a measurement session (approx. 15 minutes). If you are a Five College Student or community member please e-mail Arielle to schedule a time for you to come in. 

Please note that if you do not have housing for the spring semester, we will be providing complementary housing. More information will be provided soon.

We are creating a more detailed schedule for the winter break rehearsals that will not require everyone to be here on January 2, 2014. We will instead be implementing a staggered rehearsal schedule to incorporate the majority of the cast later during winter break in order to utilize everybody's time wisely. This information will be distributed in the coming weeks.

A time to pick up vocal scores and scripts will be announced shortly. 

If there are any questions, please e-mail Company Manager Arielle Herold at Thank-you again, and congratulations!

Abe Kaplan Frank Aronson
Sam Kaplan Rob Stahley
Carl Olsen Michael Caretenuto
George Jones Javier Luengo-Garrido
Lippo Fiorentino Daniel Kadish
Frank Maurrant John Cheek
Steve Sankey Zen
Harry Easter/Ambulance Driver/1st Police Man Tiberius Cuipylo-Watkins
Henry Davis Matt Chastain
Daniel Buchanan/Understudy for Sam Kaplan Mac Leslie
Dick McGann/Milkman Ben Finn
Vincent Jones/Interne Griffin Lyons
Dr. Wilson/2nd Police Officer/Workman Peter Vaiknoras
Officer Murphy/Voice of Corn Seller Michael Seavey
Old Clothes Man/The Man Eddie Flannery
City Marshall/Voice of Workman/Understudy for Dick McGann and Daniel Buchanan Conor Dennin
Fred Cullen/ Furniture Mover #2 Jared Beaulieu
A Man/Furniture Mover #1  Ryan Hill
Rose Maurrant Liana Gineitis
Anna Maurrant Dana Schitzner
Olga Olsen Jessica Campbell
Greta Fiorentino Melissa Ennulat
Emma Jones Heather A. Lord
Mae Jones Dayna Fisk
Shirley Kaplan Christina Mailer
Mrs. Hildebrand**/Strawberry Seller Hannah Szydlo
Jennie Hildebrand Aeri Kim
2nd Graduate/Mrs. Buchanan's Having a Baby/The Woman/Understudy for Mae Jones Lily Filippatos
3rd Graduate/1st Salvation Army Girl Ashton Martin
1st Nursemaid/Music Pupil/Understudy for Rose Maurrant Eliza Baxter
2nd Salvation Army Girl/ 2nd Nursemaid Sylvia Barjolo
Woman Lydia Barrett
Willie Maurrant Ruby Cain
Grace Davis Sophia Schweik
Charlie Hildebrand Gabriel Randall
Mary Hildebrand Julia Edgerly
Joan Esther Sokoloff-Rubin
Myrtle Hannah D'Alessandro
Jo Kahlila Lord