Book writer, full length musical, co-writter Mari Carras

Flexible set – 6 w, 5 m

Ensemble singers and dancers

Sun-kissed musical set on a Greek Island


When a boat arrives on the tiny Greek island of Elia for the first time in 20 years, some of the villagers’ long-held secrets come to the forefront, and they are left with only one choice. . .to face their hidden selves, celebrate life and just say “Opa!”


When theatre begins and ends with exuberance, the middle is filled with heartfelt poignancy, and the characters’ aspirations and disappointments seep into your bones, what’s to be done? Nothing less than “OPA!” ”

Midtown International Theatre Festival Review

Transitions from dialogue to song feel seamless throughout, with the lyrics pushing the story forward at every turn. Thanks to the adept editing of Mari Carras (book/lyrics) and her cohort, Laurel Ollstein (book), plot and subplots carefully unfold, using characters’ yearnings and secrets as bait to keep intrigue and story moving at a pretty pace.

NewYorkTheatre Now