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Jun 10, 2024

Pop + Opera Give Birth to Interactive Show, Popera, Coming to Hollywood Fringe Festival 

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is back and we are particularly excited about a one-woman touring show, Popera: Sex, Death & Politics, that’s playing the festival!

Popera, which opened in Australia to great reviews and sold out audiences, will be coming to the U.S. with five performances during the Hollywood Fringe Festival (June 12-30) before heading to London. The show is presented by Little Train Creative, led by Publicist turned Director Bronny Lane.

POPERA merges two passions – pop + opera and creates a brand-new game show!  The one-woman comedy cabaret show encourages audience participation and makes for a fun night of laughs, music, and more.  The show stars Australia’s favorite cabaret singer, soprano and actress, Uma Dobia, who helped co-create the show. The duo, who both attended the Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music, co-wrote and co-produced the show.

“Get ready for feminist jokes, a crash course in the history of opera and plenty of pop music sprinkled in. This  show is high energy, fast-paced, absurdist comedy and definitely not for the faint of heart or those easily offended,” says Bronny Lane, Director.

Bronny Lane, who also attended UCLA, is best known for her work as an entertainment publicist. Uma Dobia, is fresh off a hit, sold out show titled “Intolerant” which played the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy and San Diego Fringe Festivals. 

For this production, the pair worked closely with Simon Reich to arrange, produce and write new songs including rap songs coupled with opera titled “Popera Mash-up” and “Sex, Death & Politics,” as well as a touching ballad titled “Opera Did The Girls Dirty.”  For tickets visit Popera at Hollywood Fringe