The Threepenny Opera

Performance Dates

Mack the Knife is back in town! The MAX Theatre transforms into London’s gritty underworld in this reimagined futuristic dystopia inspired by A Begger’s Opera. The haves clash with the have-nots while Macheath, the ultimate sneering antihero, perches in the middle of the storm. A brilliant masterpiece of epic theater, Brecht’s sharp critique of Capitalism originated the popular songs “The Ballad of Mack the Knife” and “Pirate Jenny.”

With its haunting jazz score, acid harmonies and biting lyrics, The Threepenny Opera influenced Cabaret and Urinetown. Now, Signature revives the juicily audacious musical that started it all.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
180 minutes


Filch/Weeping-Willow Walter
Mrs. Peachum
Polly Peachum
Lucy Brown/Ned
Matt of the Mint
Crook-Finger Jake
Chainsaw Bob
Smith/Reverend Kimball

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Musical Director
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer