Ashley Marie Robillard, Joshua Blue, Katrina Thurman Headline ePOP’s ‘Love Notes 2.0 Sour Notes’

By David Salazar

Philadelphia-based East Passyunk Opera Project (ePOP) will team up with the Society Hill Dance Academy and Manatawny Still Works to present “Love Notes 2.0 Sour Notes.”

The virtual performance, which is set for Feb. 11, 2022, will feature Ashley Marie Robillard, Joshua Blue, Katrina Thurman, Maren Montalbano, pianist Aurelien Eulert, and drag queen cabaret artist and emcee, Maria TopCatt. There will also be guest appearances by Anthony Roth Costanzo, Sandra Piques Eddy, Joélle Harvey, Alex Fletcher, Zachary James, and John Riesen. There will also be a live performance on Feb. 19, 2022 atSociety Hill Dance Academy.

“East Passyunk Opera Project is an organization whose mission is to expand community awareness and access to opera, musical theater, and art song by collaborating with high quality performing and visual artists to bring innovative and accessible performances to the Philadelphia region,” said ePOP General and Artistic Director Katrina Thurman in an official press statement. “Our goal is to make the art form approachable and never, ever stuffy. We’re excited to be bringing back many of the renowned artists from last year’s ‘Love Notes’ and to put a new and saucy twist on the show with ‘Love Notes 2.0 Sour Notes.’ We can’t wait to share this with the Philadelphia community and beyond as the virtual show is available to anyone online.”

Audiences will be able to stream the performance for two weeks following the premiere.