fbpx
COVID Protocols At Harlequin, our first commitment is to the health and safety of our staff, our artists, our gig workers, our volunteers, and our patrons. More info

Billy

1994 Chamber Opera
Played October 28 - October 30, 1994 Evenings at 8pm • Sunday matinees at 2pm

Billy

Overview

Harlequin Productions and the Olympia Chamber Orchestra unite to bring you this world premiere. Based on the life of jazz saxophonist Billy Tipton, a woman who successfully passed as a man for fifty years. The opera explores the enigma and catastrophic cost of her choice to disguise her gender to perform in a man’s world.

Cast

Jana Tyrrell
Billy Tipton View
Jeff Kingsbury
William View
Megan Hook
Vita Mae View
Troy Fisher
Doug Clark View
Kathleen Dahlen
Dorothy View
Jack Arend
Anonymous Caller/Young Man/Man View
Melissa Backstrom
Chorus/Reporter/Nightclub Billy View
Stephanie Claire
Chorus/Reporter View
Heidi Fredericks
Company/Cocktail Waitress View
Kathleen Gallagher
Chorus/Journalist/Nancy View
Andrew Gordon
Company/Producer View
Roxanne Krieg
Chorus/Reporter/Publisher View
Linda Morris
Chorus/Reporter/Young Woman/Woman View

Musicians

Olympia Chamber Orchestra
Musicians View