The current production of “Bohemia” at The Triple Door (now through January 26) is a true delight! Brandon and I made a date night out of the evening. This lively, silly, and unique musical succeeds in whisking you away from 2019 into the bohemian world of Dvorák, Chopin, and the world of the green absinthe fairies. I’m not a big fan of classical music, but you truly don’t have to be to enjoy this show. The pace of the show is quick and lively, the vibe is a playful, goofy, one with some heartfelt moments mixed in. We left feeling playful and amused! Pro tip: If you can, order “Fairy Service” with your absinthe drink order!
More about the show (in their own words):
This must-see musical by Mark Siano and Opal Peachey is a freewheeling cabaret about love, classical music, art nouveau, and more. Set in 1890s Prague, Bohemia combines the music of Dvorák and Chopin, with art by Alphonse Mucha. Historic artists like Sarah Bernhardt and George Sand, interweave with beautiful green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy, and original songs.
The illustrious Triple Door transforms into 1890s Prague in Bohemia, a story about love, classical music, art nouveau, green fairies and absinthe. Presented by Opal Peachey and Mark Siano, this new musical combines live orchestral music from composers Antonín Dvorák and Frédéric Chopin, with original musical works; a set inspired by the art of Alphonse Mucha; and historic artists Sarah Bernhardt and George Sand interweave with beautiful green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy, and new and original songs.
The story centers around famous Bohemian composer Antonín Dvorák who has hit a wall prior to composing his magnum opus. In a move of desperation he turns to a bottle of absinthe for inspiration. In this macabre and mystical dream cabaret, Dvorák is visited by the ghost of late composer Frédéric Chopin and a host of green fairies. Chopin and many other famous Bohemians guide Dvorák as they search for the true source of inspiration and grasp at artistic immortality.
Bohemia runs now through January 26, 2019. Tickets here.