Category Archives: Performer News

A Pickle Wins Broadway World-Minneapolis Awards!

Really Spicy Opera’s production of A Pickle has been honored with two 2017 Broadway World-Minneapolis awards:

  • Best Original/New Work
  • Best Actress in a Play

The award for “Original/New Work” honors both the production overall and the script by Deborah Yarchun. The award for “Best Actress in a Play” honors Angela Timberman.

Playwright Deborah Yarchun based her script for A Pickle on real-life events at the Minnesota State Fair, which turned into a national scandal in the early 2000s. The comedic script with a hard-hitting message struck a chord with audiences, selling out every performance at the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival, including an added encore performance. A follow-up engagement at Bryant-Lake Bowl also completely sold out; A Pickle can next be seen at the 2018 Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival (Sabes Jewish Community Center, St. Louis Park, MN) on Monday, 1/22 at 7:30 PM.

RSOC Alum News: Opera Scenes with Justin Werner

Justin Werner is a very talented high baritone who’s sang with RSOC for many years (2006 – Sir Gaheris, The Fall of the Round Table; 2007 – The BUPD Officer, The Frat Party; 2008 – Mario, Don Giovanni di Casanova). Sadly, he will soon be leaving Boston for newer pastures – but before he disappears he’s organized a giant sendoff in the form of an opera scenes performance. Cast are fellow RSOC alums Elissa Edwards (Kate, The Frat Party), Rachel Anne Hippert (Rose Red, The Strange Tale of Snow White…), Belinda Paige (Alicia, The Frat Party), & Daniel Ross (Narrator, The Fall of the Round Table; Dan, The Frat Party; Turrino, The Wedding Fiasco), among others.

Location: Coolidge Corner Library, 31 Pleasant St, Brookline, MA
Date & Time: May 6, 2010 – 6 PM


RSOC Director Ashley Harmon in “King of Hearts”

Audience favorite and RSOC Director-at-large Ashley Harmon (Fiona in The Frat Party, The Queen in The Strange Tale of Snow White, Elizabetta in Don Giovanni di Casanova) stars in the upcoming Walpole Footlighters production of  King of Hearts. This perspective-warping musical (set during World War 1) is a Boston native, having done its pre-Broadway tryout at the Colonial Theatre, and returns now to the Footlighters Playhouse in Walpole.

May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8:00 pm
May 16, 23 at 2:00 pm

Tickets are available online.