'Speed Dating Tonight!' Showcases a Living Tableau of Singers

Written by Carrie Beth Wallace

Images courtesy of Schwob School of Music

This week, Columbus State University will present a production of Speed Dating Tonight! in the Springer Opera House Saloon. The opera will be directed by Joshua May, Schwob School of Music's new Opera Director, and will feature a large cast of students of all ages.

Speed Dating Tonight! is not your average opera. The show was written by Hawaiian composer Michael Ching in 2013, and has risen to popularity around the globe. The show features multiple musical styles - yes, other than opera - making it accessible for audiences of all ages regardless of their previous exposure to the genre.