He's a real dork about it too, please enjoy.
"I Can't Believe They Wendt There" - hosted by Jason Sudeikis and featuring just a $#!tload of celebrities.
"A richly comic vein of pure Rhine gold. The show features Jesse Case as composer, sound designer and music director. But best of all he also plays the role of the wildly narcissistic, obsessive, decidedly kinky Richard Wagner - and nails the portrayal on every count.”
Featuring Jesse as Wagner, only tall and Jewish and not a sociopath.
"The new version is equally hilarious and probably even more effective. Three of the five comedians are back for this adaptation, with new material, as is brilliant co-writer, composer-arranger, music director Jesse Case. New segments include a fully improvised operetta - to great ‘musicale’ results and belly laughs all around. Although some of the musical numbers are not purely operatic, they are actually quite touching, and in the small setting, even poignant. ‘The Guide’ has proven itself to be a superb idea."
HEAR THE FULL ALBUM HERE
“This experiment was a resounding success. Saturday night's performance treated the audience to two hours of hilarious skits fondly spoofing every aspect of opera including the vocalists, fans, composers, and the dramatic plot lines. A chamber ensemble from Lyric's orchestra, along with Second City's musical director Jesse Case provided on-the-ball musical accompaniment.”
It'd be a great choice to listen to it.
And here’s an article about it in the New York Times. Go figure.
“The Second City performers sang from the perspective of Asian Carp, proclaiming that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ underwater electric barrier, just outside Chicago, ‘tickles every time we swim right through it.’”
UPDATE: THE ALBUM IS OUT! LISTEN HERE
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Produced by Jesse Case
At Lyric Opera of Chicago, featuring Jesse as Wagner.