The crafty members of our team presented our puppets and costume tricks at the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh meeting at the Braddock Carnegie Library this Sunday. Marjorie Rishel demonstrated how the Pikachu, Pichu, and Jigglypuff were made. Liz Rishel demonstrated how the Zelda/Shiek transformation dress works and the invention of the half human IceClimber outfits, and James Newsome showed off Master Hand’s animatronic and foam construction! Assisted by Puppetry Guild member, and Smash Opera performer, Bonnie Bogovich.
We were also able to take a look at the fabulously colorful tall puppets made by Cheryl Capezzuti, seen in the last couple photos. You can actually borrow them from the library for your puppet needs! Many thanks to the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh, and the Braddock Library, for having us!
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Super Smash Opera member Bonnie Bogovich (who plays “Link” in our show) has a cameo in the The N64 Tribute album by Patient Corgi. You can hear a frolicking and frustrated “Link” musically fighting a feathery flock of puppet chickens in the track “Link versus The Bwak Choir” aka “Showdown at Lon Lon Ranch” on Disc 2: Water to the tune of “Lon Lon Ranch” from Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
We are happy that finally The Bwak Choir and our Super Smash Opera had the chance to join forces! Want to listen and chat with the creators and fans online?
Check out the Tribute Album 64 Listening Party (Disc 2: Water) on October 10th!
Have you ever wanted your very own Super Smash Opera tshirt! We are making them available through Teespring just in time for Super Smash Con🙂
Order yours today!
(shirt store available now through Sept 2nd!) https://teespring.com/supersmashopera
Interested in buttons, posters and magnets too? Stop by our merchandise booth at Super Smash Con this Saturday!
We are performing our original show, with the original cast, LIVE at Super Smash Con on Saturday August 13th at 1:30pm on the “Dream Land Stage”!
Seems a match made in heaven… our names are sooo similar:) Looks like a fun weekend of live music, arcade games, and tournaments! Stop by and say Hi!
Super Smash Con, August 11th-14th
Facebook event for our performance: https://www.facebook.com/events/1590566731241064/
When Bonnie Bogovich and Liz Rishel worked with the rest of the Super Smash Opera team to re-write the words to classic opera, the last thing they were expecting was to be approached by the artistic director of an established opera company to ask them to do it all over again. But that’s exactly what happened when Mary Beth Sederburg, Artistic Director of Undercroft Opera, asked them to help her realize her dream- to merge one of her favorite Mozart operas, Don Giovanni, with one of her favorite stories, Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
“Can we get carried away with the theme?” Yes. “Can we draw parallels to specific characters?” Yes. “Can we have a whole aria about blood?” Sure. Why not….. (more…)