OAKLAND, CA. August 10, 2011 – Bell Investment Advisors, official sponsor of the Festival Opera’s 20th Anniversary Summer Season, announced this season’s final production The Most Happy Fella, conducted by Bryan Nyes and directed by Brian Staufenbiel. The long-running Broadway hit will feature baritone Theodore Weis, co-founder of Festival Opera. The production opened on August 6 for four exclusive performances at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek.
Bell Investment Advisors, a privately-held registered investment advisory firm, now in its 20th year of business, is owned and managed by Jim Bell, CFP®, President and Founder, and Bonnie Bell, Principal and Director of Career & Life Coaching. As part of a commitment to community arts, Bell Investment Advisors supports Festival Opera’s mission to bring professional opera at affordable prices to the residents of the East San Francisco Bay communities.
“The Most Happy Fella is an American opera that is rarely performed because it requires operatic singing, as well as great acting and dancing. The Festival Opera production in Walnut Creek has it all. This is an original American opera about immigration, mail-order brides, and love in the Napa Valley of the 1930’s. It was a Broadway hit in the 1950s. The audience is in for an incredible experience, “ said Jim Bell.
To get a glimpse into the making of the production, watch the video of an interview with Stage Director, Brian Staufenbiel below or click here.
The Most Happy Fella is scheduled for August 6 &12 at 8 pm, and August 9 &14 at 2 pm. All performances will take place at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
Tickets can be purchased online, by phone to (925) 943-SHOW, at the Lesher Center box office, or at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Walnut Creek. For more information, visit www.FestivalOpera.org
Bell supports other local community arts organizations including the Oakland East Bay Symphony (http://www.oebs.org/ ) and the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir (http://www.piedmontchoirs.org/). Through a combination of support for the arts and the company’s three core services, Investment Management, Financial Planning, and Career & Life Coaching, Bell Investment Advisors (https://bellinvest.com/) helps people build positive momentum for a good life. Established in 1991, the firm has a staff of 16 with offices in Oakland and Santa Rosa, California.