The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Composer: John Eaton
Librettist: Estela Eaton
Other Artistic Personnel: Marco Capalbo (Director)
Janne Larsen (Scenographer)
Stephen Quandt (Lighting Director)
David A. Schnirman (Sound Design)
Shawn Duan (Projection Design)
April Mercedes Garcia (Costume Assistant)
Original Cast: Alejandro Acierto (clarinets, Passerby, Applicant, Frat Boy 1)
Dan Barrett (cello, Young Man 4, Frat Boy 2)
Matthew Burns (Dr. Keene, Child, Applicant, Young Man 3, Gen. Moncrief, Coach)
Tony Boutté (Roger Button, Roscoe Button)
Jennifer Connor (Child, Cheerleader)
Ethan Fran (Applicant, Young Man 2)
Dominic Inferrara (Young (old) Benjamin Button)
Margaret Lancaster (flutes, Passerby, Child, Applicant, Frat Boy 3)
Linda Larson (Young Teacher, Hildegarde Moncrief, Teddy)
Ana Milosavljevic (violin, Child, Applicant, Young Man 1, Frat Boy 4)
Christopher Oldfather (piano, Young Woman 2)
Jennifer Roderer (Nurse, Registrar, Rita, Nana)
Dennis Sullivan (percussion, Young Woman 1)
Chris Pedro Trakas (Old (young) Benjamin Button)
Premiere Date: June 15, 2010
Description: Benjamin Button is born as an old man who spends his life aging in reverse. The opera follows him as he attends kindergarten, gets married, enters the army and attends Harvard, all while growing younger and younger.
Character List (Major): Dr. Keene, Coach, General Moncrief, Reenlistment Officer (b-bar)
Roger Button, Roscoe Button (t)
Young (old) Benjamin Button (bar)
Young Teacher, Hildegarde Moncrief, Teddy (s)
Nurse, Registar, Rita, Nana (mz)
Old (young) Benjamin Button (bar)
Reviews: Fitzgerald ‘Case,’ Just as Curious When It’s Sung - The New York Times 06/16/2010
Length: 02:00
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: None.
Orchestration: 1 fl, 1 Cl(b-cl) - perc - pft - 1 vln, 1 vc

*Note: Members of the orchestra take part in the stage action and play small roles.
Contact: Pocket Opera Players
Address: 28 77nd St.
North Bergen, NJ 07047
E-mail Address: johneaton1@earthlink.net
Publisher Web Site: http://www.pocketoperaplayers.org/Who.htm
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