An Interactive Theater Experience:
Welcome to the Revolution!

Canada's beloved "guerilla-folk party-punk band," the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, leads a rousing call to arms in the immersive and interactive Ukrainian folk-opera, Counting Sheep. Sung in traditional Ukrainian polyphony and bolstered by first-hand video footage from the streets of Kiev, the production invites audience members to dance, sing, and eat—and hurl foam bricks, dodge men with guns, witness violence, and join in the rituals of public mourning—as part of an emotionally gripping remembrance of the 2014 Maidan Revolution in Ukraine.

Please note: this event is performed in Ukrainian and is general admission seating.

Subscription Series:

Cal Performances in Oakland (Choose three or more)
Spectrum Dance Theater (Fri–Sat, Feb 9–10)
Nicola Benedetti, violin; The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Wed, Feb 14)
Counting Sheep; A Guerrilla Folk Opera; Lemon Bucket Orkestra (Fri–Sun, Feb 16–18)
GlobalFest: The New Golden Age of Latin Music (Fri, March 9)
The Tallis Scholars (Thu, April 19)

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Join the Revolution with Lemon Bucket Orkestra: Make Pierogies!

Counting Sheep Trailer

Counting Sheep in Performance

Program Notes

Program notes are available online approximately one week before the performance.

Metro Operahouse
Patron Information

Getting to the Venue

Oakland Metro Operahouse is located at 522 2nd Street in downtown Oakland at cross street Washington, and in the Jack London Square area. Please see our venue page for more information.

In addition to metered street parking near the venue, parking is available close by at the Washington Street Embarcadero West garage, at 101 Washington Street. Additional parking information for nearby Jack London Square (including information about the Washington Street garage) can be found at:

Passenger Drop Off Zones
Passenger drop off zones will be located directly at the front of the theater and adjacent side driveways. In addition, a white drop off zone area is located at the front of Regal Cinemas, diagonally across the street from the Operahouse on Washington.

Will Call
Will Call will be located in the lobby of the Oakland Metro Operahouse beginning 1 hour before the performances.

Refreshment options at the venue
Alcohol and other beverages will be available for purchase at the venue. (ID is required at the door to the venue if you plan to purchase alcoholic beverages.) Please note: Cal Performances spill proof cups will not be available or honored at this venue.

Nearby Dining Options
Pre-performance dining options at Jack London Square (approximately .5 miles away) including Scott’s Seafood Grill and Bar, Forge Pizza Oakland, and Kincaid’s Oakland. For more information on these restaurants and others, visit:

Donor Benefits

Donor Parking
As a service to our donors at the $750 level and above, we offer the opportunity to reserve parking for our performances. Reserve parking online 5 business days or more in advance of the performance, or by contacting Cal Performances' Development Department at 510.642.8653 or email donate@calperformances.org.

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Additional information regarding donor parking benefits can be found on our Donor Services/Parking page.