"The songs were well done and funny. I especially liked 'A Boy and his Lobster'"
Competition Award Winner
Commissioned in 2018 by The College Light Opera Company (CLOC) as a part of their New Works Initiative
The Cape Cod Times
"If this brilliantly funny debut is any indication, they have a long career ahead of them."
The Pier Point Lobster Race
One Act Opera- 55 Minutes
Music and Orchestrations by Sean Pflueger
Libretto by Laura W. Fuentes
A One Act Operetta
The town of Pier Point is hosting its tri-centennial celebration, which will culminate in the town’s hotly anticipated lobster race. Following the race will be the sunset wedding of Lucy Parker and Nathan Bourne on the Pier, followed by a lobster feast. The winning lobster from the race will be pardoned and released prior to the feast. But the Pier has been double-booked, and a real estate magnate has their eye on developing the waterfront into condos. Can one lobster save the day?
The Pier Point Lobster Race was conceived as a companion piece to a Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta. Composer, Sean Pflueger, and lyricist, Laura W. Fuentes, pulled from their own experiences as performers in G&S shows to create an original story that had nods to the history and humor of Gilbert and Sullivan. The show utilizes the same type of cast and orchestra traditionally used by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Meet the Characters
The Honorable Edna Bourne: contralto, 50s, mayor of Pier Point, mother of Nathan
Mr. Henry Parker: bass-baritone, 50s, chair of Tricentennial Committee, father of Lucy
Lucy Parker: soprano, late 20s, daughter of Henry, marrying Nathan Bourne
Nathan Bourne: tenor, late 20s, son of Edna, marrying Lucy Parker
Jimmy: baritone, early 20s, town clerk, owner of hometown favorite lobster LuEllen
Hannah: mezzo-soprano, early 20s, town employee, has a crush on Jimmy
Doreen Duncan: soprano, 40s, real estate magnate and owner of prize lobster Ragnarok
Ezra Hatch: bass, 80s, long-time lobster race announcer
Chorus of Townspeople (SATB)
Chorus of Real Estate Investors (SATB)
Premiere Dates: June 26th through June 30th, 2018
Director: Mark A. Pearson
Music Director: Jonathon Brennand
58 Highfield Dr
Falmouth, MA 02540