PR — Opera at the Con!

Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) is proud to present the San Diego premier of the Too Much Coffee Man Opera at the Horton Grand Theater (Espresso Theater) July 27 & 28, 2007.

The brainchild of artist/writer Shannon Wheeler, Too Much Coffee Man first appeared as a self-published strip back in the early 1990¹s. Since that time his creation has enjoyed life as a single strip in comic books, alternative newspapers and a series of Graphic Novels, as well as an incarnation as a magazine dedicated to comics, and interviews.

The opera, created by Wheeler and based on his famous comic character, chronicles the tragedy when Too Much Coffee Man, a simple, average cup o¹joe, falls for his caffeine-supplying barista. Also vying for her attention is Espresso Guy. Can all this coffee peacefully co-exist in the already-twitchy world of relationships?

Too Much Coffee Man Opera will play at the Horton Grand Theater, 444 Fourth Avenue in San Diego. The theater is (appropriately) also home to the long running favorite Triple Espresso. Performances of Too Much Coffee Man Opera will coincide with Comic-Con, the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the United States.

Those with a Comic-Con badge will be able to see the show free (space permitting) on Friday, July 27 at 3:00pm, Saturday, July 28 at 1:30pm., and 11:00pm. Tickets for the Comic-Con performances will be available at Shannon Wheeler¹s booth (#2200) and at the Comic-Con booth (#2045) located at Comic-Con inside the San Diego Convention Center.

Community performances open to the public will be held on Friday, July 27 at 4:30pm and 11:00pm. Tickets for those performances are available now through TICKETMASTER and, should any remain, at the theater before performances. Show is general seating and tickets are $25.00 each.

Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.


  1. One of my crazy ideas is to form a group (Friends Of Poupee?) to stage concert performances of various comics musicals and operas. Little Orphan Annie, Superman, Li’l Abner, Peanuts are the famous ones, but there exist many more. One could also perform the MAD Show, as well as their musicals, such as The Ring And I, Keep On Trekkin’, and My Fair Ad Man. Or perhaps a cabaret of Neil The Horse songs, or the best of Shel Silverstein.

    So, anyone got a barn we can use?

  2. I’m so looking forward to see this in San Diego. Many have been pleading that it be taken on the road, and now Southern California has its chance.

  3. I can attest that this is indeed a fine and hilarious event. DON’T MISS IT, especially if you can see it free. I was lucky to see it when it was playing here in Portland and recommend it HIGHLY!

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