They're coming to get you... they're coming to get you, Pittsburgh!
Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera is an original work by Pittsburgh composers Bonnie Bogovich and Elizabeth Rishel which premiered in October 2010 at the Grey Box Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is the official "Bootleg" recording from that premiere performance.
"As the Zombie Epidemic ravages through the streets of Pittsburgh, we follow three college friends in this contemporary classical horror opera.
Ronnie Tomaston has been asked by her father, Sergeant Tomaston, to escort as many civilians to safety as possible. Izzie Bower wants nothing more strongly than the safety of her little brother, Aidan. Charles McKeelis struggles with his secret affections for Ronnie and his desire to protect her at any cost. While traveling together, our three heroes encounter friends and foes in the form of the ambitious Professor Thalamus, the reckless party girl, Angela, and the kindly Commander Fletcher. Guiding us through this adventure is the ever-attentive Newscaster, with the latest updates and survival tips."
Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera is a hybrid theatrical stage and film production by Artistic Directors Bonnie Bogovich and Elizabeth Rishel, featuring the talents of Film Director Barry Bogovich, Special Effects Make-up Designer Arvin Clay, and Director of Photography Edwin Huang.
Involving a cast of six people, a projected film runs throughout the entire show, as well as a prerecorded musical accompaniment track of instruments and choral vocals. In this opera, we acknowledge Pittsburgh’s role as the ‘birthplace of the zombie,’ and feature filmed locations from iconic parts of town.
Ronnie Tomaston: Bonnie Bogovich
Izzie Bower: Elizabeth Rishel
Charles McKeelis: Drew Fogle
Newscaster: David Egyud
Professor Thalamus: Dustin Wickett
Angela: Emily Swora
Commander Fletcher: Kevin M. Hayes
Soldier: Robert Miller
Aidan Bower: Jordan Speranzo
Sergeant Tomaston: Reed Verdesoto
-Red and The White and the Blue soloists-
Newscasters: Kate Hammill and Michael Cuccaro
Soldier: Thomas Kolos
Civilians: Lydia Roberson, Alexandra Vansuch, Lisa Schelbe, Jesse B. Nicholson
Piano: Bonnie Bogovich and Elizabeth Rishel
Drums for “Stay Tuned”: Michael Cardinale
Guitar on “I’ve Been Bitten”: Neal Rosenblat
Electronic Beats/Techno for “Last Call”: Arvin Clay
Orchestration/Choral Arrangements: Bonnie Bogovich
Rehearsal Conductor: Elizabeth Rishel
- Studio Choir-
Ashley Birt, Brian Bogovich, Aaron Booz, Denis Cunningham, Tracy Drach, Jill Egyud, Namy Joseph Farah, Drew Fogle, Eric Fogle, Kathryn Fogle, Nils Hammer, Emma Johnson, Kristy Lesnock, Robert Miller, Stephanie Miller, Lauren Palitti, Robyn Peterson, Lydia Roberson, Jim Russ, Marji Schmidt, Jim Storch, Mari Storch, Olivia Traini Alexandra Vansuch, Robert Washburn, Jonathan Wooding, Nicole Wooding, Candice Zawoiski