Singing Mario’s Praises — Literally

Those fortunate enough to be in the vicinity of New York City are in for a treat: this Saturday (August 17), video game and music fans will be treated to a performance of The Mario Opera, created by singer-songwriter/YouTube celebrity Jonathan Mann. Those not so fortunate can still enjoy the music, which is available for purchase through iTunes.

Here’s the teaser trailer:

Tickets appear to still be available, and it’s a one-night engagement (so far, at least). Polygon reports that this weekend’s showing is in fact a revival; the opera was last performed eight years ago. That’s Disney-vault levels of scarcity, folks — better nab those tickets while you can!

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About Bethany Quinn

A Los Angeles native, Bethany spent most of her childhood stubbornly resisting the siren call of popularity and social acceptance after becoming addicted to Pac-Man one fateful summer afternoon in 198(cough). Not long thereafter, she lucked her way into (sibling-shared) ownership of her first console, an original NES, and immediately set her mind to defeating some of its notoriously difficult games, one cheat code at a time. Now a putative adult with a day job, Bethany spends her non-working, non-gaming, non-Tomodoming time trading internet memes with her husband, Corey, and making up ridiculous nicknames for their two dogs*, Cujo and Ethel. *Possibly too small to qualify as actual "dogs."