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c2017 Nail Soup Publishing
c2017 Minkette Music
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"What's Mine is Now Yours" 
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Southern California Lyric Theater & 
Alison Eliel Kalmus present


Tragedy strikes and comedy ensues in five mini-chamber operas based on Aesop’s Fables

Music by Jonathan Price
Libretti by Jeff Goode, Jan Michael Alejandro, and the Composer

 Running Time: 1 hour and 22 minutes

A poor fisherman is granted three wishes, but that may not be enough for two daughters. A lion sacrifices his claws for love. A queen learns the consequence of absolute power misapplied, an inventor tries to outwit fate, and amphibian voters elect themselves a carnivorous queen! Set in mythic Greece, but touched with a modern flair, these lush and lyrical mini-operas bring the timeless stories to vibrant life.

“elegant staging highlights Price’s lush music and the intriguing emotions of its stories”
—-Musicals in LA

“Fresh and innovative, this creative rendering of Aesop’s timeless insights is a joyous fusion of operatic traditions, modern situations and everyday lingo.”

“Aesopera is sure to appeal to opera lovers and novices, of every generation, with its amazing, inspiring lyrics and grand drama.”
—-Tolucan Times

“truly original and blithely entertaining”
—-Lauris List

“You don’t have to be an opera aficionado to enjoy Aesopera”
—-Tolucan Times

Good Bye Leon!
Leon Schwartz 8/1922 - 8/2013
Hear Leon read one of my poems.
"Don't Be Surprised"
("Don't Be Surprised" In French)

c2024 Jan Michael Alejandro

Aesopera Past Performances

The Open Fist Theatre on Hollywood’s fabled Theatre Row.
6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (Between Vine and El Centro)
Hollywood, CA

Thursday June 06 2013, 7:30 PM
Saturday June 08 2013, 4:00 PM
Sunday June 09 2013, 1:30 PM
Saturday June 15 2013, 12:00 PM
Sunday June 16 2013, 1:00 PM
Saturday June 22 2013, 1:30 PM
Tuesday June 25 2013, 8:00 PM
Saturday June 29 2013, 11:30 AM
Sunday June 30 2013, 1:30 PM

KAT GEORGE SHOW: ¡DADA Land in LALA Land! @ Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA
29 June, Saturday - 4:00 PM

The world premier of
Friends Scream for 2 Days
(…a mini DADA OPERA)
Music & Lyrics 
by Jan Michael Alejandro

Visual Concept, Performance & Staging by:
Kirk Arnold Smith & Diana Briscoe


The Mirrored City
(…a DADA ASL performance piece. Scene 1)
Concept by Jody Stevenson
Written by Jody Stevenson, 
Jan Michael Alejandro & Kalen Feeney
Featuring ASL Poetry by Rez & 
Music by Jan Michael Alejandro

for more information click here!
Jan's Past Poetry Readings 
and Events

*Jan 26, 2014 Casa de La Noche San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
*Mar 19, 2014 Boston Poetry Slam - Cantab Lounge Central Square, Cambridge, MA
*Mar 20, 2014 Fresh Meadows Poetry - Barnes & Noble - Fresh Meadows, 
New York
Hosted by Susan Xia Yang Horiuchi
*Mar 22, 2014 Great Weather For Media Poetry- The Parkside Lounge -New York City
*April 30, 2014
Sacred Grounds Cafe
San Francisco, CA
*June 21, 2014
La dI dADa
Beyond Baroque
Venice, CA
*Dec. 08, 2014
Pajama Party Radio Show
Los Angeles, CA
*Dec. 12, 2014
Grown-Ass Men Radio Show
Los Angeles, CA
*Dec. 13, 2014
LA Limerick Fest 5
Altadena Ale House
Altadena, CA
 The LA Limerick Fest at the Altadena Ale House on 12/13/14 was a big success! Thanks! 

Scroll down to see what was going on earlier...
It was a fun Burns' Night at the 
Altadena Alehouse

My dada poem, "On Three Phase 240v" is part of Maintenant 9. Released June 2015
Arnold McCuller and I presented at The Society For the Composers and Lyricists Sing Out Night. Here's a video of our presentation of
There Is No Secret To Kindness.
Red Light / Rock It Cargo Grammy Party

trp The Launch Pad NYC
Jan's Poetry w/ Taku Hirano
@ Cornelia St. Cafe 
in Greenwich Village
Monday, June 20th 
8PM -11PM

Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe
1301 Pennsylvania Ave. 
(University Hill)
Boulder, CO 80302
Tuesday, May 3rd 7PM -9PM

Hoover's Hootenanny at Skinny's Lounge
4923 Lankershim Bl 
N. Hollywood, CA 91601
Tuesday, April 19th 7PM-2AM 
(818) 763.6581

733 Euclid ST NW (2nd Floor)
Washington DC

March 24th

7:30PM - 11PM
March 28th

Inspired Word

7PM -10PM

Parkside Lounge
317 Houston St.
New York City
One of my poems made it into maintenant 10. 
Here's the Front and back cover.
Thank you Kat & Peter  and Three rooms Press.
w/ The Poetry of Jan Michael Alejandro

At the end of the world
835 E. Mariposa St. 
Altadena, CA 91001

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 
681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
Saturday, June 11th 8PM -10:30PM
Los Angeles Limerick Fest VIII 
Featuring Mimi Chen
11/02/17 7PM
Gail Casburn's 1881 Club
1881 E Washington Bl, Pasadena, CA 91104
Info Call Arlee 323.260.7212

LaDiDADA6 June 9th
Venice, CA
Come checkout my next spoken word performance March 8, 2019

Click here to hear me talking to myself while driving and listening to the radio..