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Opera for All!
Longwood Opera


19th Consecutive Season




Longwood's Tribute to Kurt Weill
Opera Meets Broadway
at Arlington's
Regent Theater
La Traviata
Sing to Cure MS:
Halloween, MS and Other Scary Things

The 3rd Annual Accelerated Cure Project Halloween Concert

Longwood in the Spring

A Tribute to Kurt Weill
(download a poster)
(see the cast)

June 3 and 4 at 8:00pm | June 5 at 2:30pm

Christ Episcopal Church
 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Jeffrey Brody, Music Director
J. Scott Brumit, Stage Director

This tribute will feature

The Kiddush
The Berliner Requiem
Mahagonny Songspiel

... plus selected songs from Hollywood to Broadway:

Mack the Knife







Lost in the Stars







September Song







Lonely House







Berlin in Licht







Je ne t'aime pas

... and others







Devin Dukes
Wendy Weiler
Evan Denmark
Darryl Williams
Benjamin Cole
J. Scott Brumit
Longwood in the Summer

15th Annual Summer Concert Series

Tuesdays at 7:30 pm Christ Episcopal Church
 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

July 5: Opera Arias   July 26: Rising Stars   August 16: Opera Scenes
July 12: Broadway Melodies   August 2: Opera meets Broadway:
an evening of cross- over pieces
  August 23: Broadway Melodies
July 19:
Opera Scenes   August 9:
Gilbert & Sullivan   August 30:
Opera Arias

Special FREE gathering, August 28, from 2:00-5:00 PM:

The New England Gilbert and Sullivan Society
will hold their August meeting at Longwood's favorite summer performance space:
Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

We'll enjoy a pot-luck dinner and a complete sing-through of The Yeomen of the Guard (conducted by Longwood/NEGASS double-threat Thomas Dawkins), with an unrehearsed cast (tba) drawn from NEGASS members and Longwood performers. All are welcome to join in the chorus.

Visit The Trumpet Bray web page for updates.

Ticket prices for our 15th Annual Summer Concert Series

Summer Season Passes:

Adults - $45.00

Seniors, Students and Children 10 and under - $30.00

Single admission tickets (available only at the door on the night of the performance)

Adults - $7

Seniors, Students and Children 10 and under - $5

Purchase season tickets on-line through RepeatSeat!

(tickets for the fall season)


Longwood Opera On Tour

Wednesdays at 7 PM at the Regent Theater in Arlington

Longwood Opera is adding something new this warm weather season:

The Longwood Opera Summer Tour

We'll only be stopping at the Regent Theatre in Arlington on Wednesday nights.

Enjoy opera twice each week,
as programs will be different from the Tuesday evening Needham performances

- or just plan to catch Longwood Opera "on the road."

Dates and Performance Schedule

It's More Opera for All !
Longwood in the Autumn

Opera meets Broadway

how to get tix
 Click Here and enter code TMOPBWY into the message box of the online order form
by phone
781-646-4849 and mention code TMOPBWY
in person
Bring a printout of this offer to The Regent Theatre box office at 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA 02474 Box Office Hours: Mon-Sat 12 Noon to 5pm
It's curtain up on Longwood Opera's 19th consecutive fall season with a presentation of a special series of concerts at Arlington's
Regent Theatre.

Opera Meets Broadway--one of Longwood's most popular shows--is a program of musical favorites from opera and the Broadway stage featuring solo and ensemble pieces from Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, West Side Story, Carmen, Les Miz, Candide, Miss Saigon, Romeo & Juliette, and more...

Produced and created by J. Scott Brumit
Music direction by Jeffrey Brody


Stephanie Mann (soprano)

Philippe Pierce

Emily Marvosh
(mezzo soprano)

Thomas Weber
(baritone and master of ceremonies)

Live at the Regent Theatre For Only 3 Performances

Thursday, October 6 at 3 pm
Friday, October 7 at 7 pm
Sunday, October 9 at 3 pm

TM Insiders Save $5 per Ticket!
Regular Ticket Price:
$15 General Admission
$12 Seniors, Students and Children 10 and under

*** Also coming Saturday, November 5 at 8pm... La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi--fully costumed and staged and in English, with piano accompaniment. OPERA FOR ALL!

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J. Scott Brumit, Director | Jeffrey Brody, Music Director | Verdi, La Traviata
download a poster

Fully costumed and staged and in English, with piano accompaniment

October 28 and 29 at 8:00pm;
October 30 at 2:30pm:

Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA

November 4 at 8 PM

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
435 Central Street
Acton, MA

November 5 at 8pm

Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA

November 6th at 2:30pm

First Baptist Church of Cambridge
5 Magazine Street
Cambridge, MA



Sol Kim
Sangeetha Appavoo


Joshua Breitzer
Philippe Pierce




James Lambert
Thomas Weber


Hayley Thomson-King


Cole Grissom


Sara Smith


Gabriel Alfieri


Neal Ferreira

Dr. Grenvil...

Miles Rind


What our audience is telling us:

"I've attended your operas for years. This La Traviata was probably your best performance. It was magnificent! And I thought you have to know it.

The voices were beautiful and they were acting also. Visually it was a feast for the eye.

So thank you so much. This could be your very, very best. We enjoyed it immensely."

"Thanks for another great production! During the intermission my friends and I had a long chat about down-town opera prices, restaurant prices, parking-lot prices and parking hassles, as well as the undependability of "professional" performing and directorial talent - and agreed that Longwood Opera in the 'burbs is the way to enjoy a night at the opera!"


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Longwood's Tribute to Kurt Weill

15th Annual
Concert Series and Longwood Opera Summer Tou
Early Autumn:
Opera Meets Broadway
at Arlington's
Regent Theater
- See our Previous Productions page


Sing to Cure MS:
Halloween, MS and Other Scary Things

The 3rd Annual Accelerated Cure Project Halloween Concert

Sunday, October 23, 2005, 3-5pm
Pleasant Street Congregational Church
75 Pleasant Street, Arlington, MA

Enter a raffle at the concert to win tickets to Longwood's La Traviata!

When life hands you a lemon, you make lemonade, right? How about if life hands you a big scary pumpkin of an incurable, unpredictable, crippling illness? We make musical jack-o-lanterns!

Longwood regulars Devin Dukes, Gary Theis, MaryAnn Mootos, and others are joining the fight against MS by offering their talents in a concert of arias, art songs and operatic ensembles to raise funds for the Accelerated Cure Project.

Come dressed in Halloween costumes or evening wear, enjoy favorite classical Halloween-theme music, and support a worthy cause!

Tickets are: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $5 for students and seniors
To order in advance, contact Ruth at 617 734-7820 or

-- or send check, payable to Accelerated Cure Project, to:
Accelerated Cure Project
300 Fifth Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
(Please include your name, and specify that your check is for admission to the concert)

-- or visit and specify this concert as the reason for your donation

For additional details visit the Accelerated Cure web site

Ticket Information

Ticket prices for the 2005-2006 season

Adults - $20.00

Students - $12.00

Seniors - $15.00

Children 10 and under - $10.00

See special prices for our 15th Annual Summer Concert Series

Tickets may be purchased at the door for all performances.

New! Purchase tickets on line!

  • On-line tickets will become available one month before performances.
  • Your on-line ticket purchase made can be up to 24 hours before the performance.
  • Please note that all sales are final and tickets are non refundable.

Tickets may also be purchased in advance by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope with payment for the tickets or passes desired to:

Longwood Opera
42 Hawthorne Avenue
Needham, MA 02492-3806

On-line donations to Longwood Opera are also available through RepeatSeat. Visit their Longwood Donations page, or read our own Helping Longwood page for more information.

Try out a novel and fun way to help Longwood:

Make-up parties!

What's a Make-up Party?

If you're looking for sheet music, we recommend Sheet Music Plus. They have the world's largest selection, guaranteed low prices, and great customer service. And every time you buy from them through this link, you are donating to Longwood Opera!


2005 annual auditions (for Boston-based singers only)
were held May 7 and 8, 2005

Please call (781) 455-0960 for further details.

Singers: Visit Longwood Opera's new web forum!

Longwood Opera exists to showcase talent nurtured in New England, in conservatories and privately. We do not consider resumes or applications from singers based outside this area.

Longwood Opera
42 Hawthorn Avenue
Needham, Massachusetts 02492-3806

For more information call (781) 455-0960 or send e-mail to

Last updated on April 4, 2017 by Marion Leeds Carroll
(longwood at