Opera Parallèle Announces Cast Change for ‘The Shining’

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Parallèle has announced a cast change for “The Shining.”

The company said that baritone Robert Wesley Mason will sing the role of Jack Torrance and bass-baritone Kevin Deas will sing the role of Dick Hallorann in the company’s upcoming West Coast premiere.

Mason will replace the previously announced singer Edward Parks, who, due to unforeseen changes in his performance schedule, has had to relinquish his participation in the production.

Deas will replace Aubrey Allicock who has regrettably bowed out due to a schedule conflict. The company also announced the spoken role of Danny Torrance will be shared by Bay Area child actors Tenzin Forder and Michael Thompson.

“The Shining” is based on Stephen King’s novel and will be presented in a new production. The opera will be performed three times on June 2, 3 and 4 at the Blue Shield of California Theater at Yerba Buena Center.