Das Barbecü

Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle set in modern day Texas with some country western twang! Through flashbacks and songs, the entire cycle is told at breakneck speed by five actors playing 30 outrageous characters (transformed from gods and monsters to billionaires and road-side show men). Full of heart, this witty fable of love conquering greed is the ulti¬mate musical joyride.

Das Barbecü
Book and Lyrics by Jim Luigs, Music by Scott Warrender
June 13 thru July 15
In the Keating Theatre



Director     |    Dennis Courtney
Music Director     |    David Nelson
Choreographer     |    Stephen Hope
Scenic Designer     |    Rob Eastman-Mullins
Lighting Designer     |    Joseph P. Oshry
Costume Designer     |    April Soroko
Sound Engineer     |    John Valines
Actor 1     |    Maria Couch*
Actor 2     |    Joanna Parson*
Actor 3     |    Billie Wildrick*
Actor 4/Dance Capt     |    Stephen Hope*
Actor 5     |    Joshua Carter*

* Actors appear courtesy of Actor's Equity Association

"Slick, affable and perky" - The New York Times

"Silly, glossy and full of mock-Texas shtick" - Seattle Times Review

"Incredibly funny!" - Seattle Examiner 

Did you know that Das Barbecu was inspired by Wagner’s epic opera The Ring Cycle? Before you come, brush up on your Ring Cycle knowledge: click here.

Delight your ears to some of the music before you see the show. Listen to the soundtrack here, composed by Scott Warrender.