By RJ McKay
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Bearded Ladies Cabaret group and Opera Philadelphia are collaborating on ANDY: A Popera.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: How Much Snow Will Major Nor'easter Dump On Your Area?
John Jarboe, director and librettist of ANDY, gives a brief overview:
“We’re telling the story of a little boy who becomes a brand. The journey of a man to a phenomenon. This is not a biopic. You don’t need to look it up on Wikipedia. You’re just going to come and be part of the story Warhol now.”READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: What Happened To Celina Mays, 12 Years Old And Pregnant, 26 Years Ago?
John says the idea got started through“The Bearded Ladies, which is a queer experimental cabaret in Philadelphia, has been wanting to do a Warhol piece for a long time. David Devan from Opera Philadelphia and I decided to do it together. So, this is an unprecedented collaboration between a cabaret company and an opera company.”MORE NEWS: Major Preparations Underway At Jersey Shore, Philadelphia Region Ahead Of Winter Storm
For more information about tickets, schedule and the show, visit: operaphila.org