2022 | 2023 Season

Opera Parallèle presents

Miles from where anyone can hear you scream

A Co-Production by Opera Parallèle, hawai’i opera theatre and Portland opera

Overview

Deep in the shadows of the Colorado Rockies lurks the Overlook Hotel. For its new caretakers, the Torrance family, the only thing more unnerving than their profound isolation is the realization that they are not the hotel’s only guests. Their young son Danny, with his spine-tingling sixth sense, endures the house of horrors while his father faces demons – past and present, real and remembered – that ultimately turn him into a monster. What starts as a desperate search for financial and marital sanctuary, spirals into a terrifying battle for sanity and survival. Adapted from Stephen King’s iconic novel, the Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning team of Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell bring The Shining to even more frightening depths than ever before.

DATES
  • June 2 – 4, 2023
Venue

Running Time: 2 hours 20 mins with intermission – performed in English with supertitles.

Scenic Design Renderings by Jacquelyn Scott

SYNOPSIS

The Overlook Hotel claimed the most beautiful physical setting of any resort in the world; but Jack Torrance, with his wife, Wendy and their son Danny, discover much more than its natural splendor, Jack takes a new job as a winter caretaker, cut off from civilization for months with hopes to battle alcoholism and uncontrolled rage while writing a play. Danny, who possesses precognitive powers or ‘The Shining’, connects with the hotel cook Dick Halloran who shares these same powers. As the hotel begins to reveal its long and violent history to Danny through disturbing visions, Wendy insists that they leave the hotel immediately. However, Jack is becoming obsessed; the Overlook, frustrated that it cannot possess Danny, begins to possess Jack. Increasingly unstable, Jack destroys the CB radio in the hotel — the only means of contact to the outside world – after the voice on the other end tells him to kill his family. Wendy, frightened, chastises Jack for trapping them in the hotel, as Danny appears with his clothes wet, bruises around his neck, and lipstick marks on his face. The Overlook is crumbling around them and revealing all of its apparitions. Soon enough, Jack succombs to the Overlook’s control, intent on murdering his family. Cornered by a deranged Jack, Wendy and Danny fight him off for the time being, hoping that someone – or something – will help them escape.

HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
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  • Health & Safety protocols for this production will be updated when tickets go on sale.
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Cast

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Edward Parks

Edward Parks

'Jack Torrance'

– Baritone

Kearstin Piper Brown

Kearstin Piper Brown

'Wendy Torrance'

– Soprano

Aubrey Allicock

Aubrey Allicock

'Dick Halloran'

– Bass-Baritone

David Walton

David Walton

'Delbert Grady / Stuart Ullman'

– Tenor

Nathan Granner

Nathan Granner

'Bill Watson / Lloyd the Bartender'

– Tenor

Timothy Murray

Timothy Murray

'Horace Derwent'

– Baritone

Eugene Brancoveanu

Eugene Brancoveanu

'Mark Torrance'

– Baritone

Christabel Nunoo

Christabel Nunoo

'Mrs Grady / Vocal Ensemble'

– Soprano

Molly Mahoney

Molly Mahoney

'Mrs Massey / Vocal Ensemble'

– Mezzo-Soprano

Joseph Myers

Joseph Myers

'Crooner / Vocal Ensemble'

– Tenor

Kevin Gino

Kevin Gino

'Mafia Guy 1 / Vocal Ensemble'

– Tenor

Ryan Bradford

Ryan Bradford

'Mafia Guy 2 / Vocal Ensemble'

– Baritone

Wilford Kelly

Wilford Kelly

'Senator / Vocal Ensemble'

– Bass-Baritone

Aisha Campbell

Aisha Campbell

'Vocal Ensemble'

– Soprano

Tina Lu

Tina Lu

'Vocal Ensemble'

– Soprano

Rachel Rush

Rachel Rush

'Vocal Ensemble'

– Mezzo-Soprano

Kurt Winterhalter

Kurt Winterhalter

'Vocal Ensemble'

– Baritone

COMPOSER & Librettist

Paul Moravec

Paul Moravec

Composer

Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell

Librettist

Creative & Production Teams

Nicole Paiement

Nicole Paiement

Conductor

Jaymes Kirksey

Jaymes Kirksey

Assistant Conductor

Brian Staufenbiel

Brian Staufenbiel

Director & Concept

David Toro

David Toro

Assistant Director

Jacquelyn Scott

Jacquelyn Scott

Scenic Designer

Alina Bokovikova

Alina Bokovikova

Costume Designer

David Murakami

David Murakami

Projection Designer

Y. Sharon Peng

Y. Sharon Peng

Hair & Make Up Designer

Supporters

Major production support has been provided by Gordon Getty, Bob Ellis, Stephen & Diane Heiman, Paul King, Donna Dubinsky & Len Shustek, Scott R. Lord, and The Future Fund.

Major institutional and corporate support for Opera Parallèle has been provided by Adobe, The Lemala Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, City & County of San Francisco Grants for the Arts, and the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation

The Bullhorn programming is supported in part through a Civic Practice Grant from OPERA America’s Opera Fund and by The Henry W. and Nettie Robinson Foundation.