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Curse of the Gay Bride (Concert Version)

Rochester Opera house presents the Curse of the Gay Bride in Concert! (Same Show; Different Name)


The Show runs October 20th - October 31st.


Curse of the Gay Bride combines a rock show, theatre, and comic book art to create distinct and unique cartoon-ish musical theatre that you won’t soon forget!  

The “past” sets the stage for the “present" as two girls form a beautiful connection that ends in tragedy.  High school friends Edna, Chloe, Hairy, and Thad stumble into a night of rock music that can raise the dead!  One fateful Halloween night leads to a very unconventional “Monsters Ball” that becomes the first night of the rest of their lives!

“The conceptual staging of the play incorporates a comic book background displayed on screen behind the actors. This brings about a unique dimension that helps tell the story and create impact at just the right times… The storyline can be intense at times. A lovely young girl is killed in the show. But the sadness of the death is replaced by a chance at a new life and a love that comes very unexpectedly. So there are underlying themes of love choices, life choices, and evil that play out but they are presented with just enough humor so that the show does not become dark.” — Karen Nowosad from Newark Theater Examiner.

“Rather than settle for only heavy winking and pure camp, the show treats its teen characters with respect and affection throughout the wild ride. Wanting the best of both worlds — reality and horror fantasy — Gay Bride has its crazy cake and eats it gluttonously.” — Rob Lester from

“Gay Bride hilariously sends up all the conventions of teen horror films, giving the protagonists free reign to explore their sexuality before it’s wrapped up in a frantic finale that means you’ll never think of Shaggy and the Wolfman in the same way again!” — Phil Willmott from Attitude.

Curse of the Gay Bride is a classic story of unrequited love with a great rock score, awesome animation, and a bitter twist that will have you laughing all night long.  This swinging, grooving, and grinding Comic-Book Rock-Musical is a must see this Halloween!


The Design Team Includes:

Director/Choreographer: Danica Carlson

Music Director: Billy Butler

Scenic Design: Dane Leeman

Projection/Cartoon Design: Dan Drew

Lighting Design: Matthew Guminski

Costume Design: Danica Carlson

Earlier Event: October 13
Ghost the Musical - NY Regional Premiere
Later Event: January 10