Minas Presents La Giara, The Water Jug, by Patricia King Haddad – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – April 13th, 2019

Minas Presents La Giara, The Water Jug, by Patricia King Haddad

Minas Presents La Giara, The Water Jug, by Patricia King Haddad

Sat · April 13, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$30 + Fees

Minas Presents La Giara, The Water Jug, by Patricia King Haddad
Minas Presents La Giara, The Water Jug, by Patricia King Haddad
Back for it’s third time at our downstairs venue and presented every two years receiving a standing ovation every time, La Giara (The Water Jug) merges Italian Folk and Opera with Brazilian Choro and Jazz, telling the story of the composer’s family emigration from Sicily to Philadelphia. Comprised of dramatic and comedic compositions, La Giara expresses themes relevant to gender oppression and cultural losses that immigrant families transcended while adapting to a new world.

"A Music Score that evokes melodies of Puccini, swing of American Ragtime, lyrics of Gilbert and Sullivan, drive of Brazilian rhythm, and memorable songs of Musical Theater." JR, Independent Broadcast Network.

Hot-tempered Nunzio, as explosive as Mount Etna back home in Sicily, thinks he wears the pantaloni in his family until his wife and two daughters suddenly disappear, leaving behind a successful family bridal business in Philadelphia, changing their names, and jumping a cross-country train. Their goal: to get as far from him as possible. When he finally locates them, with the help of a private detective two years on the case, Nunzio discovers that his female “bimbas ” are more resourceful than he imagined, making a successful living in Denver, Colorado. But an incident from Nunzio’s past in Sicily has determined his misfortune - if only he had thought before rudely cutting in line to the town water fountain and breaking his Aunt Vincenza’s water jug. If only he knew Aunt Vincenza would someday be his mother-in-law. If only he knew it would cause a lifetime family curse.

Nunzio must make right and buys an impressive mansion to persuade his family to return to him. He creates a lifestyle that charms those on the outside looking in. But inside the fairy tale palazzo, full of gold mirrors, fountains, operatic music and singing birds, sad spirits are longing for love to quell the family curse. Long shattered relations are healed later by the grandchildren, but only after their mother has broken from old world traditions, and they find that it’s not only La Giara that has survived the cracks and damage that Nunzio has caused!

Composer, pianist, vocalist and writer, Patricia King Haddad first stepped on stage at age seven to perform in various musical theater productions. After years of singing, acting and dancing, Patricia went on to focus her studies at North Carolina School of the Arts as a voice major. Equally passionate about composition and jazz piano, Patricia became involved with jazz and future husband - Brazilian composer/guitarist, Orlando Haddad. Their marriage and music partnership evolved into several decades of performing, writing and recording six CDs of original music for their Brazilian ensemble, Minas.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/