Sean Pflueger
 Bass-Baritone & Composer

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Music by Sean Pflueger  and Libretto by Laura Wehrmeyer Fuentes

Do Not Disturb

Music by Sean Pflueger

Libretto by Laura Wehrmeyer Fuentes

Story by Sean Pflueger, Michael Hock, and Laura Wehrmeyer Fuentes


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****- 4 Star Review from Susan Galbraith of DC Theatre Scene

"(Sean Pflueger) fully inhabits the figure of Rosenblum, the slightly uptight and overzealous attorney, and proves quite endearing, playing both the comic aspects of his character and the tender moments with equal skill."

"Pflueger has written a wonderful romantic aria that turns him, at a pivotal moment of decision, in a new direction for Ethan Rosenblum"

"As in his previous work, the ?horror? opera,Children of the Mist, composer Sean Pflueger has great enthusiasm and energy for plunging into a genre and going for it with gusto.  With Do Not Disturb, he?s done a complete turnabout into a full comedic farce, complete with mistaken identities, banging bedroom doors, a prancing pulchritudinous dame clad in lingerie (this one happens to be a judge,) and some close unwanted calls."

"The work shows Pflueger has developed a tighter control of material.  Musically, the score with its peppery wordplay, full of legalese and social media lingo, has the feel of a modern Gilbert & Sullivan."


*****- 5 Star Review
"This bubbly concoction is like an ice cream soda. It?s sweet and funny and beautifully performed, all of which helps to explain why it?s nearly sold out."

"This is a light opera in which all the actors are so light on their feet they almost levitate."

"Sean Pflueger, who is also the composer and co-author of Do Not Disturb, plays Rosenblum with hapless innocence and body language as expressive as his voice."


 World Premiere Performance: 

Capital Fringe Festival July 9th through 23rd, 2016

"Do Not Disturb" a comic opera, completed its World Premiere at the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival at the Atlas- Sprenger Theater.

Company: The Forgotten Opera Company/VLOC

About Do Not Disturb

Ethan, a junior attorney, calls out "sick" in order to propose to his girlfriend at a romantic lakeside resort. Unfortunately his boss, Rosenburg, is meeting his mistress, the judge, at the same bed and breakfast. Meanwhile, Rosenburg's wife has enlisted her niece to spy on his extramarital activities. Compromising situations, mistaken identities, and a hotel employee who can't get anyone's room number right lead to mayhem and hilarity of operatic proportions.


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Trailer of Do Not Disturb

Cast of Characters

Character Name
 Description
 Voice Type
 FOC Cast
Ethan Rosenbloom
A junior attorney at Rosenburg and Associates. Earnest and overworked. He is taking Emma away in order to surprise her with a proposal.
20s-30s (G#2-F4).
 Bass-Baritone
 Sean Pflueger
 Emma Chapman,
Ethan’s girlfriend. Idealistic and kind, but frustrated by Ethan’s lack of work-life balance. Excited to be getting away and spending some time together. 
20-30s (E4-B5)
 Soprano
 Alexandra Friendly
 George Rosenburg
Partner at Rosenburg and Associates. Intelligent but easily flustered. Driving his niece, Roxanne, back to college, and using it as an excuse to meet up with his mistress, Virginia, who is the judge presiding over his current case.
50-60s (B2-G4)
 Baritone
 John Boulanger
 Roxanne Rosenburg
Rosenburg’s niece, on her way back to college. Sarcastic, bored, and always on her phone. Her aunt, Sandra Rosenburg, has asked her to spy on Rosenburg and collect evidence of his infidelity, which will help her in divorce court.
Late teens (D4-C6)
 Soprano
 Stephanie Kruskol
 Mrs. S
Runs the B&B almost single-handedly. She wants to impress Rosenburg because he is an important mover and shaker. She also finds him attractive.
40- 60s (D4-G5)
 Mezzo-Soprano
 Teresa Reid
 Matt
Works at the B&B. Affable but oblivious. Always on his phone instead of paying attention. Total scene stealer.
Late teens (D3-G#4)
Tenor/High Baritone
 C.J. David
 Virginia
Judge presiding over Rosenburg’s current case. Also his mistress. Powerful, attractive, and used to being the smartest person in the room.
40-60s (D4-C6)
 Soprano
 Michelle Kunz
 Sandra Rosenberg
Rosenburg’s wife. She has initiated divorce proceedings, but needs proof of infidelity to get a more favorable settlement, and has bribed her niece, Roxanne, to spy on Rosenburg and gather evidence. Intelligent and ruthless.
50-60s (F#4-B5)
 Soprano
 Denise Young
 Tech 1 and Tech 2/Marissa,
These singers play the GPS voices, as well as ring-tones, fire alarms, and incoming text messages from characters who don’t appear in the opera.
 Middle Voices
 Teal Thompson and Tracy Davidson

For Performance Rights or for a Perusal Score

Do Not Disturb is a great show for a scenes program or double bill. There are 4 roles for soprano, 1 mezzo, 2 middle roles for women, 1 tenor, 1 baritone, and 1 bass role. It is an ensemble show that features 8 different characters with two minor characters. There is a piano score and an arrangement for piano and 4 woodwinds. The chamber orchestra version is still being completed.

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