The Roadkill Opera Merchandise

A Roadkill Opera album cover with tag lines: A new opera. Born at Artomatic. Action set in 1988. 59 minutes (in English)
Support the development of A Roadkill Opera. Buy stuff! Merchandise is on display every year at Artomatic in the Washington DC area. .
Photo of the Roadkill Opera Merchandise with special pricing
Special pricing on A Roadkill Opera‘s merchandise is available if you show up in person. Come to the live shows by the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia.

Items can be ordered at roadkillopera@icloud.com or 240-277-6640.

Photo of display case
You can learn a lot from George Lucas about marketing. Merchandise sales directly support the development of A Roadkill Opera. Here is the display case at Artomatic 2015, showing the studio recording CDs; Land’s End 100% cotton hats, t-shirts, and chambray shirts; stainless steel Opening Night bottle openers; conductor’s batons/chopsticks; bumper stickers; and Rockmount Ranch Wear limited edition 100% silk ties for “A Roadkill Opera: The Underground Opera Sensation”

The commemorative Hatch Show Print letterpress poster from the workshop concert performance on June 9, 2012.  Only 120 posters were printed to commemorate the first public opportunity to hear Opening Night: A Roadkill Opera. All 120 posters were brought to the 2012 workshop concert performance. These 14 inch x 22 inch red and black ink letterpress posters were produced by Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America. Turn-of-the-century Hatch posters were used to promote vaudeville, circus, and minstrel shows across the country. There’s a reason why music lovers, Americana buffs, graphic arts collectors and designers, and commercial advertisers of all persuasions continue to turn to Hatch for inspiration.

Poster only, 14 inches x 22 inches: $15                       Framed, 17 inches x 25 inches: $35

Photo of the Hatch Show Print poster for the workshop concert of A Roadkill Opera at Artomatic 2012 in Crystal City, Virginia
Low-res photo of the Hatch Show Print poster from the workshop concert of A Roadkill Opera at Artomatic 2012 in Crystal City, Virginia

The Rockmount Ranch Wear 100% silk Limited Edition Tie. This 100% silk tie is a limited edition from the painting by a a contemporary western artist, representing the finest American design and craftsmanship. Designed in the American West by Rockmount Ranch Wear, this particular design is an update with a twist–the vintage design of western brands with modernist cattle was worn to the Grammys in February 2015 by librettist Stephan Alexander Parker. This update subtly  incorporates the 1988 Roadkill Opera logo designed by Eric Scholl as one of the brands. On the back, the tie has the Rockmount logos and a box:

"A Roadkill Opera: The Underground Opera Sensation" 100% Silk, copyright 2015 Rockmount Ranch Wear, Limited Edition.
“A Roadkill Opera: The Underground Opera Sensation” 100% Silk, copyright 2015 Rockmount Ranch Wear, Limited Edition.
Photo of A Roadkill Opera's librettist Stephan Alexander Parker and photographer/merchandising director DJ Choupin
A Roadkill Opera‘s librettist Stephan Alexander Parker and photographer/merchandising director DJ Choupin on their way to the Premiere and the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2015. Parker is wearing a classic Rockmount shirt and a vintage Rockmount tie.

The Opening Night bottle opener, bumper sticker, and apron, with the original logo for Roadkill On A Stick Frozen Foods Theatre Company. This bottle opener, bumper sticker, and apron sport the original logo designed by Eric Scholl for the original production of the improvisational sketch comedy review Roadkill Live!!! that opened on Independence Day weekend 1988 in Jackson, Wyoming. Eric’s logo has also been incorporated into the Hatch commemorative poster. Black letters on stainless steel (bottle opener). Black letters on white vinyl (bumper sticker). Blue letters embroidered on three-pocket Lands End khaki (apron).

Bottle opener, 1.5 x 7 in.: $8   Bumper sticker, 3 x 6 in.: $2   Apron (not shown): $18

The hat with the logo for A Roadkill Opera. The logo on this hat was adapted by the talented staff at Lands End, which also produced these hats in 100 percent cotton. The black hats were produced for the stage crew, the white hats for the public.

Black hat: $12                       White hat: $10

The black bumper sticker with the tag line. The story of how A Roadkill Opera came to be is long and involved, as related in the short story by Stephan Alexander Parker. Taken as a whole though, the moral of the story is “If you see roadkill, think opera.” White letters on black vinyl.

Black bumper sticker, 3 x 10 in.: $3

The paperback book of one act plays and short stories. In one place for the first time, you can get the collection of Stephan Alexander Parker’s one acts and shorts, including the libretto for Opening Night: A Roadkill Opera. If You See Roadkill, Think Opera includes stories inspired by living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Nashville, Tennessee; Orlando, Florida; Branson, Missouri; and Chicago, Illinois.

The paperback book: If You See Roadkill, Think Opera

6 x 9 in., 156 pages: $12.99     ISBN-13: 978-1481924047

ISBN: 1481924044                 Digital versions also available

You Can Play & Sing Every Note With the Score & Parts

A Roadkill Opera: Piano/Vocal

Every note for the singers and piano accompaniment—perfect for rehearsals or for following along with the show.

142 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, ISBN-13: 978-1481921688, ISBN-10: 1481921681: $18

A Roadkill Opera: Orchestral Score & Libretto

Follow along with the full orchestral score and libretto. Parts sold separately (see below). Please note that rights to perform A Roadkill Opera in public must also be secured separately.

250 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, ISBN-13: 978-1482607987, ISBN-10: 1482607980: $18

A Roadkill Opera: Parts for Wind Instruments

Every note for flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, and trumpets.

168 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, ISBN-13: 978-1482597752, ISBN-10: 1482597756: $18

A Roadkill Opera: Parts for Timpani & String Instruments

Every note for timpani, violin 1, violin 2, viola, viola transposed for violin 3, bass, violincello. Please note that all bass notes are within the playing range of cello.

222 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, ISBN-13: 978-1482597790, ISBN-10: 1482597799: $18

A Roadkill Opera: Large Print Libretto & Parts for Vocals Lyrics in large print plus every note for Holly, Eddie, Stephan, Debby, and Dave.

154 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, ISBN-13: 978-1482634563, ISBN-10: 1482634562: $18

 The recordings.  If you plan to perform numbers from the show for friends, in class, or in public, practice along to the original workshop cast recording, or take it one step further and play along with a recording that has your part left open for you to perform. CDs, $18 each. Downloadable tracks available, too.

A Roadkill Opera (Original Workshop Cast)

A Roadkill Opera, Wanted: Vocals

Contact the publisher and author at roadkillopera@icloud.com or 240-277-6640.

 

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