KDHX Review of “The Threepenny Opera”

One of the magical qualities of theater, and a characteristic that makes dark comedy so thoroughly enjoyable, is its ability to take characters you would avoid in real life and transform them into oddly sympathetic and completely likeable anti-heroes. Such is the case with Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s deftly nuanced, purposefully amoral comic musical “The Threepenny Opera.”

 The cast is rounded out with strong performances from Reynaldo Arceno, Brian Claussen, Todd Micali, Kimi Short, Margeau Steinau, Luke Steingruby, and Larissa White. Each adds distinct quirks and qualities to their characters and the entire cast impressively harmonizes, uses dissonance, and flits through the shifting melodies.

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