10701 Rockville Pike N Bethesda, MD 20852
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Kids Under 3 Are Free!

Two aspiring young opera singers named Rufus Raindog and Rosa Bush work in a restaurant while auditioning and practicing; preparing themselves for a real opera role in Blue Sky Puppet Theatre's The Barker of Seville. At one audition Rosa gets a small part while Rufus runs afoul of the melodramatically sinister Leonardo Vespucci Provologni Hold the Mustard Fulla Bologna, the self proclaimed "World's Greatest Opera Singer." Rufus begins to doubt his abilities but through the help of his teacher, the delightfully wacky Dr. Bonehead, Rufus regains his confidence and in spite of Leonardo's devious plot, Rufus prevails and realizes his dreams.

Parking: Parking for Backyard Theater is in the Mansion lot on a space available basis. Enter the lot at 10701 Rockville Pike. Overflow parking is at the meters along Tuckerman Lane, or in the Metro garage ($4.75 Metro SmarTrip card required to pay the fare).

Seating: The Backyard Theater stage is located under a tent. Please bring blankets or low beach chairs. No pets, please.

See "Program Notes" for The Barker of Seville Study Guide!

Official Website: http://www.strathmore.org/eventstickets/calendar/view.asp?id=5843

Added by StrathmoreMusic on July 13, 2010

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