Breaking news: TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA will be having performances in 2015 in NYC this summer as an official full-production show in the New York Musical Festival. A Tonya & Nancy photo was featured prominently in the NYMF announcement in Theater Mania.
Dates and details will follow. Meanwhile, our new website tells the ongoing story of our show. Two Girls Go for the Gold– keep updated on forthcoming performances and watch our Highlights reel.
Book, Lyrics and concept by Elizabeth Searle; Music by Michael Teoli; based on Tonya & Nancy: the Opera with libretto by Elizabeth and music by Abigail Al-Doory Cross.
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“Brilliant …one of the most exciting spectacles I have ever seen …Remarkable”
Steve Almond, WGBH Boston
“Absurdly FUNNY… surprisingly POIGNANT moments amidst the comedy and a ROUSING SOUNDTRACK”
Boston Phoenix (also printed in Weekly Digg)
“Glitter, spandex and rock anthems… Searle and Director Janet Roston don’t just play the story for laughs; both Tonya and Nancy are portrayed as somewhat sympathetic… Kristen Lee Sergent is the spitting image of Kerrigan, and petite Darcie Champagne comes pretty close to Harding… Sergeant boasts a sweet, operatic soprano with a lot of power up top, and Champagne, also a fine singer, belts out Tonya’s music with accuracy and energy.”
IceNetwork.com (national figure skating website)
“Knee whacking as opera; this is irresistible”
Bill Littlefield, NPR
“SEX AND SPORTS AND ROCK N’ ROLL… About the only thing that could have mae the 1994 Olympics any more tailor-made for the media would have been a classic rock soundtrack. Now it has one.”
“An explosive cabaret of over-the-top rock tunes sung with operatic glass-shattering intensity and accompanied by off-the-wall dance numbers. Not to mention, a storyline so melodramatic, duplicitous, and droll, It’s downright Shakespearean. I’ll never look at rock ‘n’ roll, theatre, or figure skating the same way again.”
-Will Barry, The Noise
(photo: Barry Weiss)