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Sept 8 - 10
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THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
Sept 9 - 17
@MainStage
 
STARING INTO NOTHING?
A New Rock Opera

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WHEN:
October 7 - 9
WHERE:
MainStage
COST:

$55 (All Seats)
On Sale Sept 1

   
El Portal Theatre Staring Into Nothing
After releasing two albums under the name of “Staring Into Nothing,” the collaborative songwriting partnership between Kurt Barabas and Steve Rogers has evolved into a live stage production featuring all new music. “Staring Into Nothing,” the new musical/rock opera, explores the impact of mass media, social media and the digital information age on the quality of our lives. It asks and attempts to answer the age-old philosopher's question: "What Is Good And What Is Not?" 

Tickets will be available by El Portal email blast at $45 beginning Thursday, August 18 for a limited time with a public on-sale Thursday, September 1 for $55. The show is directed by Broadway performer, director, choreographer Jeffrey Polk with acclaimed musician Denny Fongheiser serving as producer, musical director, drums, and percussion. Additional details about the cast and production will be revealed in the coming weeks. 

The idea of writing a musical/rock opera that explores the philosophical concept of “Quality” began with one of Steve’s favorite books: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig. It is subtitled "An Inquiry Into Values," and explores the relationship between people, technology and quality.  Steve wanted to explore these same relationships in the modern world and mentions that during the writing, “other books started to influence and enhance my thinking about ‘What is Good and What is Not’ in a world of cell phones, tablets, email and the 24-hour news cycle; particularly Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Technopoly by Neil Postman. 
 
 
 
 
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