Original Text by Oscar Wilde |Music and Lyrics by Ella Grace |Adapted and Directed by Michael Alvarez
Drawing upon ancient mythologies of feminine and biblical passages, Salomé tells the story of Princess Salomé of Judea, stepdaughter of King Herod, who becomes enthralled by the prophet, Jokanaan (John the Baptist). After he refuses to reciprocate her advances, she performs the infamous dance of the seven veils for the King to obtain the prophet’s severed head on a silver platter. The production will feature 12 original songs by Ella Grace and a new adaption by Michael Alvarez.
This production infuses the classic text of Wilde with a vibrantly original pop/rock score. Through song, the characters are liberated to speak their truth beyond the written text and fight to free themselves from the historical narrative they are trapped in. Inspired by haut couture and art instillation, this production will visually transport audiences into the haunting world that is Herod’s palace.
To gain entry to the event, you must redeem your Eventbrite ticket at the CalArts Box Office at least 15 minutes prior to curtain. The confirmation sheet does not allow entry to the event. We accept a printed copy of your Eventbrite confirmation or a photo ID for proof of purchase.
The CalArts Box Office is located in the lobby of the third-floor entrance to the CalArts campus near the Main Gallery and the Reception desk.
Unclaimed tickets will be released to rush 15 minutes before curtain when performance is sold out. If you have not claimed your tickets by that time, the Box Office staff reserves the right to resell them to patrons on the rush list. The rush list begins 90 minutes before curtain at the CalArts Box Office and it will be called 15 minutes prior to house opening.