"Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera"
We thought Tonya Harding’s 15 minutes of very shameful notoriety were over long ago. But we were wrong. Figure skating’s most infamous villain is back (as a character) in Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera. The bizarre production tells the now well-known tale of a young girl so desperate for Olympic gold she’d break some kneecaps for it — or at least hire a thug to do it for her. Lest you wonder whether this doesn’t border on poor taste (hey, it was 17 years ago — the statute on “too soon” has expired), the show promises a delicate balance between laugh-out-loud hilarity and heart-crushing poignancy. Come experience one of Olympic history’s biggest scandals, satirized and set to a musical score, at Oberon.
Figure skating's biggest scandal gets the rock opera treatment. Whyyyyy? Why not!