Tonight Mighty Reader and I are going to see Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht's justly-famous bit of musical theatre, The Threepenny Opera, as performed by the Seattle Shakespeare Company. SSC's web page about it is here, and there's a good general page about the opera here. You might know it from its opening number "Mack the Knife." If you don't know that song, you've been living under a rock and you might do something to seek the sunlight, child.
I've never seen The Threepenny Opera performed so that'll be a nice treat for me. In fact, the only Weill/Brecht I've ever seen performed was a sort of postmodern* version of Der Tsar Lass' Ihnen Fotografieren, in German, way back in the 1980s. That was fun, with the assassin's pistol in the camera and all, and the music made my head spin and may in fact be what ruined me for being in rock bands. Hard to say and I digress. Anyway, that's what we'll be doing tonight and I have dressed in a black-on-black ensemble because that seems appropriate. A derby and a diamond stickpin would finish the look, but alas I've neither.
* whatever that means these days