absinthe heroes 2015Absinthe Heroes, the seminal Steampunk Rock Opera, comes to The Steampunk World’s Fair!

Now that our Kickstarter is fully funded and complete, reaching multiple stretch goals, you can get tickets  ($45) directly through SPWF!

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Jeff Mach, co-creator of The Steampunk World’s Fair, wrote one of the first Steampunk rock operas, Absinthe Heroes, for the inaugural SPWF. Now he’s bringing it back in a gorgeous, splashy new production. Absinthe Heroes is darkly humorous, adventurous, and features wit, dash, daring, and chocolate. Its musical score was written by our acclaimed headliner Psyche Corporation. Absinthe Heroes has been described as “a riotous blending of the ridiculous and the sublime”; “mad science in theatrical form”, and “A Steampunk rollercoaster.”

Now, Absinthe Heroes is not inherently a lavish show. It can be done – and has been done – with production values as simple as a couple of goggles, a ray gun, and one Large And Mysterious Switch. But… Steampunk is capable of such glorious pomp and puffery, such dizzying heights of the divinely over-the-top pageantry! This is how we want Absinthe Heroes to spring to life. Harnessing the creative services of Circuit 6, whose expertise has mad our stages come alive for many years – and with the generosity of friends, family, and fellow Steampunk-lovers – we can make Absinthe Heroes an iconic piece of Steampunk history!
Tickets are available  through this website for $45.

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Directed by Ali Bernstein
Libretto by Jeff Mach
Music by Psyche Corporation

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A darkly humorous, adventurous, “mad science in theatrical form” Steampunk Rock Opera! DO YOU LOVE SURREAL, INSANE MAD SCIENTISTS? WHAT ABOUT CHOCOLATIERS WHO WANT TO RULE THE WORLD? Calling actors who can sing to be part of a cult-classic-in-the-making to be performed and filmed at the 2016 Steampunk World’s Fair… Be prepared to become a piece of iconic geek history by taking part in one of the first-ever Steampunk rock operas! .. Auditions to take place 2/6 through 2/7 in central New Jersey, USA.. Rehearsals will likewise take place in the areas of Central New Jersey.

We are ultimately seeking 4 roles of any ages/genders.. Roles are as follows: Miss Chastity Purity Hope Sterling – a gifted and demure science practitioner.. Captain Richard Adastra – a heroic explorer of exploratory heroicals.. Doctor Epicurus Antikythera – a scientist, villain, and chocolatier.. And Mayor Littleton Bethleham – narrator, and dedicated civil servant

Send us resume, headshots (amateur headshots are fine), and a brief bio, to [email protected] … You do not need to have a background in Rock Opera or Steampunk….. only a love and a passion for both, just as we do!