The Frat Party: A Comic Opera in One Act from The Really Spicy Opera Company is exactly that: a bunch of opera-singing frat kids musing about their life problems in a series of arias. The frat boys of Beta Epsilon Epsilon Rho (BEER) overcome three obstacles in order to throw their rager: permission from their RA (all they had to do was invite her), finding someone to do their homework (get their friend to do it), and scrounge up money for booze (parent’s credit card, duh).
There’s something really funny about a frat-boy opera; college life holds enough drama that it does actually work as material for an opera, even though the show is meant to be a satire. And not to mention, the singers are wonderfully talented opera singers.
Full disclosure: Basil Considine is an avid theater critic for the Daily Planet.