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CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)-New Line Theatre’s 24th season will close with one of the musical world’s dark, comic masterpieces, Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s, THE THREEPENNY OPERA. With a haunting jazz score, this is the musical that inspired many shows that followed including Cabaret, Urinetown, Sweeney Todd, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

Originally opening in Berlin in 1928, the show later became the first mega-hit off Broadway in the 1950s, running over 2,700 performances.

THE THREEPENNY OPERA runs May 28-June 20, 2015. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for students and seniors. Performances are held at the Washington University South Campus Theatre on Clayton Road.

Read Judith Newmark’s article on The THREEPENNY OPERA.

Website: New Line Theatre’s THE THREEPENNY OPERA

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