Thank You, Stillwater!

Thank You, Stillwater!

Thank you all for coming out to “Sing In the New Year®!” We had a great turn out, and there was such excitement in the air!

Thank you to our singers:
Keith Browning, Tenor
Kathrine Henly, Soprano
Caroline Hewitt, Mezzo-Soprano
Michael Hewitt, Baritone
Carolyn Hoehle, Soprano
Anna Mandina, Soprano
Jack Swanson, Tenor
Clark Weyrauch, Tenor

Thank you to our pianist, without whom this would not have been possible:
Gretchen Perkins

Thank you to our guest singer:
Tim Swanson, Bass

Thank you to Trinity Lutheran Church for allowing us to use your beautiful sanctuary.

Here is the repertoire list for those of you who asked:
“Till I Hear You Sing” from Love Never Dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber performed by Jack Swanson

“I’d Give It All For You” from Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown performed by Katherine Henly and Keith Browning

“Hard Candy Christmas” by Dolly Parton performed by Caroline Hewitt

“Si, Mi chiamano Mimi” from La Bohéme by Giacomo Puccini performed by Anna Mandina

“Drink, Drink, Drink” from The Student Prince by Sigmund Romberg performed by Keith Browning, Michael Hewitt, Jack Swanson, and Clark Weyrauch

“Grateful” from Urban Myths by John Bucchino performed by Clark Weyrauch

“Con te partiro” by Francesco Sartori performed by Caroline Hewitt and Michael Hewitt

“Climb Every Mountain” from The Sound of Music by Rogers and Hammerstein performed by Carolyn Hoehle

“Tonight” from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein performed by the ensemble

“Charlie Brown Christmas” Medley by Vince Guaraldi performed by Gretchen Perkins

“Agony” from Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim performed by Keith Browning and Michael Hewitt

“Santa Baby” by Phillip Springer performed by Katherine Henly, Caroline Hewitt, Carolyn Hoehle, and Anna Mandina

“O Holy Night” by Adolphe Adam performed by Jack Swanson and Tim Swanson

“They Don’t Let You In The Opera (If You’re A Country Star)” by Rossmer and Lipton performed by Katherine Henly

“O Mimi tu piu non torni” from La Bohemé by Giacomo Puccini performed by Michael Hewitt and Jack Swanson

“The Song That Goes Like This” from Spamalot by Eric Idle performed by Carolyn Hoehle and Clark Weyrauch

“Night of Silence” by Daniel Kantor performed by Jack Swanson and Clark Weyrauch

“That Smile” by John Buccino performed by the ensemble

“Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide by Leonard Bernstein performed by the ensemble

Here are some photos from “Sing In the New Year®” we’d like to share with you:




Operatunity Theatre Admin

Operatunity Theatre is a new non-profit opera/musical theatre company with headquarters in Stillwater, MN. The mission of Operatunity Theatre is to produce high quality musical performances in the Twin Cities East Metro (specifically the Stillwater/St. Croix River Valley) area that enrich the arts environment and help amateur artists advance their careers by performing alongside experienced professionals. Our vision is to establish Stillwater and its surroundings as a regional music cultural center with a vibrant community of emerging and professional artists. The goal of the organization is to curate an ongoing regular season of opera/musical theatre productions in Stillwater, including an annual summer music festival, to achieve these ends. We propose providing talented singers from the region the opportunity to gain the stage experience they need move from emerging/amateur status into a full professional career, sustainably bridging the arts in this region to the rest of the nation/world in the process.

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