On March 20th, Monk Parrots invites you to get in to the ‘Luv Ya Blue’ spirit and join us for a special benefit performance of Bum Phillips All-American Opera. Your $50 ticket will provide you a seat to the production, as well as an exclusive, pre-show reception featuring special guests: Phillips’ son and NFL coach, Wade Phillips, former Houston Oilers Dan Pastorini and Lawrence Harris, NFL Films, plus other special guests (to be announced soon), and a post-show Q&A with the cast & creative team. Don’t miss this historic event.
Tickets are available for purchase at the following link: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9870176
IT AIN’T OVER ‘TIL THE FOOTBALL COACH SINGS?
As many fans already know, there is an opera about Phillips in the works from composer Peter Stopschinski (Grupo Fantasma, Golden Hornet Project) and librettist Kirk Lynn (Austin’s Rude Mechs theater company). Bum Phillips, All-American Opera is based on his autobiography (Bum Phillips: Cowboy, Coach, Christian), and is set for a New York premiere in March, 2014.
We are thrilled to announce that the Bum Phillips opera may make it to Texas next year! On October 18, 2013, the Texas Spirit Theater at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum agreed to partner with Monk Parrots, Inc. to present the opera in Austin. Prospective dates are spring 2014 following the world premiere in New York. We will be seeking additional partners to help make it happen! Follow this website and Facebook pages to stay informed as plans develop.
- Former Houston Oiler coach Bum Phillips passes away at 90 (khou.com)
- Eclectic influences for Bum Phillips opera, by composer Peter Stopschinski (bumphillipsopera.com)