Work in Progress

Aging Magician

January 11 & 13, 2015 at Park Avenue Armory

A workshop presentation of a new music-theatre work, Aging Magician is a composite of sonic and visual elements that paints an allegory on time, youth, and the peculiar magic of ordinary life. The performance takes the audience on the journey of a reclusive older man’s vibrant last adventure, brought to life by a team of multidisciplinary artists who combine music, theatre, puppetry, instrument making, and scenic design to create an enduring work for the stage.


Produced by Beth Morrison Projects and VisionIntoArt


Co-presented by Park Avenue Armory, in association with OPERA America’s New Works Forum and the Watermill Center


Aging Magician was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional funding from OPERA America’s Opera Fund.


Photos by Jill Steinberg.

Featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus conducted by Dianne Berkun-Menaker and JACK Quartet:
Christopher Otto, Violin
Ari Streisfeld, Violin
John Pickford Richards, Viola
Kevin McFarland, Cello