The Theatre @ Boston Court presents “O-Lan Jones: 20 Years of Theatre and Music,” for one night only, on Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Pasadena, CA. Nine songs by O-Lan Jones have been selected for the performance from the following five productions: After Stardrive, Katy Cruel, The Dybbuk, The Woman Who Forgot Her Sweater, and The Woman in the Wall.
Selections include Appalachian duets, operatic solos, and tribal pieces, which will be performed by recurring cast members from Overtone Industries, Jones’ experimental production company that creates original music theater and opera. As a special treat, the evening will also feature the first public performance of Jones’ improvisational group, The Spontaneous Combustion Choir.
“Were introducing 20 years of my creative production in 55 minutes,” says O-Lan Jones, adding “I’m thrilled that Boston Court invited us to bring this work to a wider audience.”
The evening is all about Jones, a cultural legend and creative force who has composed three short operas; two full-length operas; five musicals; created original music, songs, and sound designs for more than 30 theatrical productions; and has scored two short films. She was also the musical director and arranger of Joel Lipman’s rock-n-roll extravaganza Celebration of the Lizard, which featured 49 Doors songs. Jones is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Overtone Industries, which the Los Angeles Times called “audaciously experimental entertainment.”