Occasionally, the awesome folks at the Portland Opera invite a bunch of cartoonists (incl. yrs. truly) to come watch dress rehearsals and sketch whatever we want.
On Monday, the Opera invited us to the dress rehearsal of "Candide." (Everyone's Twitter posts from the evening are collected here and at #pdxcandide. The Opera is rounding up everyone's drawings here.) As usual, I speed-drew a "live comics adaptation" of the show, during the show. When the lights came up, I put down my pen.
The resulting comic is after the jump.
The overture features a big projected photo of composer Leonard Bernstein
A HIT SINGLE ENSUES I THINK OR MAYBE JUST A DANCE
Also: The Dutch guy who trades Candide a gold sheep for a leaky boat? TOTAL DICK
And so Candide nevertheless somehow gets to Venice and runs into everyone from earlier
Thanks again to the Portland Opera for another delightful evening. "Candide" (which is well worth an evening out) plays May 11, 13, 17 at 19 at the Keller Auditorium. You can get half-price tickets at this link if you use the password GLITTER.
- #pdxcandide Twitter hashtag from the evening
- The Portland Opera's collection of tweets as a blog post
WORK BY OTHER COMICS FOLK IN ATTENDANCE:
- The Portland Opera's roundup post of artwork from the evening
- Barry Deutsch
- Trixie Biltmore
- Dylan Meconis
- Joëlle Jones
- Ron Chan
- Adrian Wallace
- Cat Farris