By Mya Gosling

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It’s almost opening week for the Ohio Light Opera! I’m looking forward to going to Wooster later in the summer to get my annual light opera and early musical fix, but for now, here’s a rundown of their entire season…. starting with Adler and Ross’s classic musical about sleepwear and industrial action!

Next up is a Rodgers and Hart classic that was turned into a classic-but-totally-unrecognizable film adaptation starring Mickey & Judy, featuring free-range theatre kids attempting to PUT ON A SHOW.

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Next up, a Cole Porter musical. As with most Cole Porter musicals that are not Anything Goes or Kiss Me Kate, I know lots of the songs in this one, but have never heard of it before.

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No Ohio Light Opera season would be complete without a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta.

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I’m excited about OLO’s first Leonard Bernstein production, especially because it’s Candide. It has an AWESOME OVERTURE.

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You can almost always guarantee that an Offenbach operetta is going to be silly, but La Perichole actually seemed comparatively sedate by his standards… until it gets to Act 3.

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And finally, a Lehar operetta. These are generally either moderaetly fluffy or somewhat self-importantly bittersweet and romantic. Fortunately, this is firmly in the first category.

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Looking forward to seeing all this good stuff on the stage on the Freedlander Theatre later this summer!

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