"An always daringly incendiary brand of queer cabaret." –Philly Weekly

This will end
in silver.


images c/o plate 3 photography

performance images c/o opera philadelphia

Inspired by the life, fame, and philosophy of Andy Warhol, this is a collision of high and low, commercial and the artistic, traditional and the innovative.

A pop opera created in collaboration with Opera Philadelphia, Andy: A Popera premiered in Fall 2015 as part of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival for a completely sold out run. Selections will be seen at the Seattle Symphony in April 2017.

A musical mélange inspired by the legacy of Andy Warhol, ANDY: A Popera explodes onto the stage — presenting singing soup cans, Marilyns, and a randy banana on stage alongside characters inspired by Warhol Superstars. It’s an artistic collision of cabaret and opera exploring Warhol’s influence on the modern world and what happens when a man becomes a brand?

production information


Kristen Bailey

Lucy Dhegrae

Liz Filios

Sean Lally

Scott McPheeters

John Miles

Opera Philadelphia Chorus


Music by Heath Allen and Dan Visconti

Text by John Jarboe in development with Sean Lally and ensemble

Additional lyrics by Liz Worth 


John Jarboe Director

John Jarboe, Sean Lally Lead Writers

Colette Fu Pop-Up Book Design

Rebecca Kanach Costume Design

Sally Ollove Dramaturg/Assistant Director

Daniel Perelstein Sound Design

Toby Pettit Associate Sound Design

Oona Curley Set Design

Mike Inwood Lighting Design

Kelly O. Tallman Development Stage Manager

Melanie Leeds Production Stage Manager

Kate Raines Deviser/Photographer