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La Cage Aux Folles
Apr
26
to May 12

La Cage Aux Folles

Winner of ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Musical Revival (2005, 2010), La Cage tells the story of Georges, the owner of a swanky and sexy Saint-Tropez nightclub, and his partner Albin who moonlights as the glamorous drag queen songstress Zaza. When their son brings his fiancee (and her conservative parents) home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! La Cage is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together, stay fabulous, and above all else, stay true to themselves.

Memorial Opera House
219.548.9137

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Pippin
Apr
26
to May 5

Pippin

  • Valparaiso University Center for the Arts (map)
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Director: R. Andrew White
Musical Director: Dennis Friesen-Carper

Location: University Theatre

Performances: April 26, 27, and May 3 at 8 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m.

About the Performance:
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, and the intrigues of power. In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen everyday.

With an infectiously unforgettable score from Steven Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary.

Valparaiso University Center for the Arts
219.464.5162

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Merrie England
Mar
15
to Mar 17

Merrie England

  • University of Chicago - Mandel Hall (map)
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A classic of British musical theater, Edward German & Basil Hood’s Merrie England unfolds to the backdrop of an idyllic, romanticized setting... that is quickly unraveled by scurrilous love, jealous rivalries, harebrained murder plots, and witchcraft, of course. The heart of Queen Elizabeth I belongs to the frustratingly charming Sir Walter Raleigh—who, unbeknownst to his Queen, loves another: the Lady-in-Waiting, Bessie Throckmorton! When a love letter intended for Bessie falls into the hands of the rather unfortunate Jill-All-Alone, the horrid truth unravels, no thanks to the machinations of the Earl of Essex, and the Queen’s wrath swiftly follows. The only force standing between these unfortunate fellows and certain doom? An ill-conceived murder plot brewing in the court and, just maybe, the merry monarch’s gracious mercy.

Spurring over five hundred amateur productions during Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation year (1953), Sir Edward German’s Merrie England was the first new project launched at the Savoy Theatre after the death of Arthur Sullivan. Featuring masterful wordplay and a lively score in the style made famous by its predecessors, German’s patriotic operetta is a raucously fun tribute to the pioneers of English comic opera.

Presented by the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company and the Department of Music

Tickets: $60 Patron | $25 General | $5 Student | $15 General Group (groups of 10 or more)

This performance will run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission.

University of Chicago Department of Music - Mandel Hall
773.702.2787

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