A symphonic pageant written for the sesquicentennial of the District of Columbia and to open Carter Barron Amphitheater.
Complete show here. Set in Colonial Georgetown, an enchanted hat causes havoc.
Based on a whimiscal novel by John Kendrick Bangs, the shades of famous men and women vie for control of an elegant club on the River Styx.
Complete show here.From an 1854 Christmas Pantomime of William Makepeace Thackery. Magical tokens cause the holders to love or be loved, bringing personal and political problems to the kingdom of Crim Tartary.
Complete show here. A large New Mexican ranch secedes from the Union over 1960s political issues.
Brecht’s play includes poetic quatrains before each scene as well as a marvelous “Ballad of the Orders” mocking society stratification. A humanist and satirical masterpiece. Audio includes music cues as well as Dirksen’s own digest of the full show.
Christopher Marlowe’s Faust is transplanted to the American frontier. Videos below, music cues also posted.