Opera Fusion, Florida’s edgy new opera company, is proud to present the world premiere of Not In My Town, an original musical drama based on the life of Matthew Shepard, a young gay college student who was senselessly bullied, beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. 

Not In My Town is a profound and compelling work that also sheds light on the senseless tragedies and hate crimes that are so prevalent today. With a soaring and powerful score performed by South Florida’s best voices, Not In My Town bridges the gap between opera and musical theater. 

Come see how Matthew Shepard’s friends and family took this senseless tragedy and brought the powerful message of hope, love, and acceptance to our nation and the world.

With music and lyrics by Fort Lauderdale’s own Michael Ross, Not In My Town is directed by Ardean Landhuis. The orchestra is conducted by Gordon Roberts.



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