With its witty plot and scintillating melodies, Franz Lehar’s operetta The Merry Widow has delighted audiences for over a century! VLOC presents this fully staged production in English with full orchestra and supertitles.
While touring Europe, the fabulously wealthy widow Hanna Glawari of the minor European nation of Pontevedro, reunites with her former lover, Count Danilo. They still love one another, but Danilo’s pride won’t let him propose for fear of being branded a fortune hunter. The sparring between the two lovers drags in everyone around them, from embassy staff to the locals. And to complicate matters, their little nation’s economic future hangs on the outcome!
Composed by Franz Lehár
Original Libretto by Victor Léon and Leo Stein
New English adaptation by Quade Winter
Directed by Madeleine Smith
Music Directed by Joseph Sorge
Tickets: $28 adults, $24 seniors, $20 students.
Opening night special (2/23): all tickets are half price – just $14!
Group discounts are available – call the box office for more information!
Tickets are available online and through the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater box office (box office hours of operation: closed Monday; open Tuesday through Saturday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.). Tickets will be available at the door if performances are not sold out, but purchasing in advance is advised.
2018/02/23 - 2018/03/04
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FREE Behind-the-Scenes Tours
Sunday, Feb. 25th, starting at 12:45pm
Backstage tours run 12:45-1:30pm. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into every show. See the orchestra pit, stage, tech booth, green room, and props and costumes up close!
AND – after the show, join us for a talk back session with the cast and crew!
There are two, large, FREE, lots located at the Civic Center. You may park in the lot behind the theatre, or in the lot between the theatre and Glenview Mansion.