We are excited to announce that three Super Smash Opera founding members, Liz Rishel, Marjorie Rishel, and Bonnie Bogovich will be speaking at MAGFest 2019 (now known as Super MAGfest) this January. Catch our talk “Engaging Fandoms: Crafting Stories for an Established Audience” on Sunday, 9:30am in room Panels 1:
“Fan fic writers rejoice! A few of the creatives behind ‘Super Smash Opera’ and ‘Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera’ are here to share their thoughts on parodies and derivative works. We tackle sticky topics including how to work with established characters, how to hold your audience’s attention, setting a tone, and listening to feedback. Fun insights for all kinds of creators and fans alike.”
“From Daydreams to Stage”, our behind the scenes presentation at MAGfest 2018 is now viewable on Youtube! >Video Link<
“Team members from Super Smash Opera will describe how they tackled the challenges of refining the concept of their original show, designing the props, puppets, and costumes, rehearsing together from across the country, staging the action, and then bringing the production to life with orchestra!” on Magfest’s Youtube Channel
You can now watch the world premiere of our newest Super Smash Opera show, #AriaKart, on youtube, filmed live at MAGFest! Endless congrats again to our creative team, our cast, our crew, and our pit orchestra and chorus for a fantastic job:)
Thank you MAGfest (and Steph!!!) for having us back! >Watch the Video <
Did you like the T-Shirt designs we had for sale on our march table at MAGfest? You can order your own online through our Merch page! Current sale ends Thursday next week!
Check out these two designs for sale now!
Rainbow Road Poster design – teespring.com/aria-kart-rainbow
Line Up – teespring.com/aria-kart-line
Note: check shirt size details on teespring page. May run small.
Where would our show “Aria Kart with Live Orchestra” be without a fantastic Orchestra and Chorus arranged by and under the baton of Ben Wallace and our Chorus Director Jesse Buddington!?!? Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for being part of our success at MAGFest this week! #AriaKart
Many thanks again to MAGfest for having us return as Guests this year to premiere our latest creation, “Aria Kart with Live Orchestra”. It was a smashing success! We had lines out the door, closed the room at capacity (again) AND they were able to stream us LIVE in realtime! More updates soon, after we get a second to catch our breath! PHEW!!!!
Currently the whole team are packing up leaving the convention center and are en route to their homes and families. Safe travels and endless thanks again to our fabulous cast, crew, musicians, and fans!
CORRECTION, our behind the scenes panel “From Daydreams to Stage” will be at NOON not 1pm as we originally posted online. See us at NOON in Panels 4 for behind the scenes on how we created the first show and our sequel, ARIA KART. QA included!