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SOUTH PACIFIC (1949) Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan Based on “Tales of the South Pacific” by James Michener


et in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the perils of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Émile. When she learns that the mother of his children was an island native, she finds herself unable to turn her back on her ingrained prejudices, and refuses his offer of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable—driven by the same fears that haunt Nellie—denies himself the fulfillment of a future with a Tonkinese girl with whom he’s fallen in love. When Émile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe’s life, Nellie must reconcile her prejudice with the opportunity for her own chance at happiness. In the inimitable R&H way, virtually every song was a hit, including “There Is Nothing like a Dame,” “Bali Ha’i,” “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy,” the heartfelt “Younger than Springtime,” the iconic “Some Enchanted Evening,” and the mind-opening “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught.” Conductor: J. Lynn Thompson Director: Jacob Allen Cast includes: Brad Baron, Sarah Best, Ted Christopher, Jocelyn Hansen Show illustrations by Daniel Hobbs.









GIRL CRAZY (1930) Music by George Gershwin Lyrics by Ira Gershwin Book by Guy Bolton and John McGowan


hrough a series of groundbreaking musicals—among them, Lady, Be Good!, Oh, Kay!, and Strike Up the Band—George and Ira Gershwin fused jazz, popular song, and fascinating rhythm in creating a new Broadway sound, totally tuned to the Roaring Twenties. Their 1930 Girl Crazy—which catapulted to stardom both Ethel Merman and Ginger Rogers, and featured Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, and “Red” Nichols in the pit—also boasted one of the brothers’ most captivating musical scores. Its plotline centers on Park Avenue playboy Danny Churchill, whose father exiles him, by taxi, to Arizona in hope that he will “settle down.” What he does instead is to open a casino and import a throng of Broadway chorus girls. His penchant for the high life, fueled by both the couple who run his establishment and his hilarious taxi driver, who has stayed on in town, is compromised when he falls for the local postmistress Molly. The song list includes perennial favorites “I Got Rhythm,” “But Not for Me,” “Bidin’ My Time,” and the incomparable “Embraceable You.” Conductor: Steven Byess Director: Steven A. Daigle Cast includes: Hannah Holmes, Spencer Reese, Yvonne Trobe, Kyle Yampiro








INTO THE WOODS (1987) Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim


Book by James Lapine

or more than 60 years, Stephen Sondheim has been a driving force in modern American musical theater— first as a lyricist (West Side Story and Gypsy), then as composer and lyricist for more than a dozen musicals (e.g., Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd) whose intense fusion of music, drama, and characters redrew the boundaries of Broadway, and most recently as the living inspiration behind a seemingly endless, and unprecedented, series of worldwide revivals of virtually all his works. With great pride, and as part of its ever-evolving mission, the Ohio Light Opera welcomes this acclaimed composer to its repertoire with his 1987 hit Into the Woods. Its opening line, “Once upon a time,” sets the stage for a unique excursion into a fairy tale world quite different from anything we have seen. The witch has rendered the Baker and his wife childless, but promises to reverse the curse if the couple can bring her Cinderella’s slipper, Rapunzel’s hair, Red Riding Hood’s cape, and Jack’s cow. All ends happily … but then Act 2 begins. Conductor: J. Lynn Thompson Director: Steven A. Daigle Cast includes: Jacob Allen, Sarah Best, Ted Christopher, Hannah Holmes, Benjamin Krumreig, Spencer Reese, Tanya Roberts, Sadie Spivey, Yvonne Trobe, Julie Wright Costa

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (1879) Music by Arthur Sullivan


Libretto by William Gilbert

o Gilbert and Sullivan work boasts as many walk-away tunes as The Pirates of Penzance. Building on the success of H.M.S. Pinafore, but trading—as their satirical focus—the rigors of naval discipline for the obligations of duty, G&S manage to burlesque their normal share of popular institutions, including the army, the police, and operatic sopranos. Pirate apprentice Frederic, age 21, has served out his indentures and, replete with a sense of duty, joins the police force, determined to exterminate his old mates. He falls in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, who himself is the target of a pirate revenge plot. Plans go awry when it is revealed that, thanks to a leap-day birth, Frederic is really only five and onequarter years old. The engaging musical score includes some of the catchiest music in operetta: Mabel’s pyrotechnic “Poor, Wandering One,” the tongue-twisting “I Am the Very Model of a Modern MajorGeneral,” “A Policeman’s Lot,” and “With Catlike Tread,” which, decades later, was given new words as “Hail, Hail, the Gang’s All Here.” Conductors: J. Lynn Thompson and Wilson Southerland Director: Ted Christopher Cast includes: Brad Baron, Kelly Curtin, Hannah Holmes, Benjamin Krumreig, Boyd Mackus, Chelsea Miller, Spencer Reese, Aidan Smerud








MUSIC IN THE AIR (1932) Music by Jerome Kern Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II


n a series of 30 breezy, endlessly tuneful, Broadway shows between 1912 and 1927, Jerome Kern laid the foundation for the modern musical comedy. His 1927 Show Boat broke with even his own formulas and elevated the art form to a new level of sophistication, relevance, and respect. Over the next dozen years, he wrote the scores for eight shows, the most successful of which were in the style of Continental operettas, but imbued with his inescapable American melodic charm. Music in the Air concerns a Bavarian music teacher and conductor, Dr. Walter Lessing, who has written a tune for which his daughter Sieglinde’s boyfriend Karl has provided the lyric. The young couple heads off to Munich to find a publisher, but problems—romantic and otherwise— ensue when Karl begins a flirtation with operetta star Frieda, and operetta composer Bruno Mahler promises to make Sieglinde a star and his lover. Kern’s score bristles with sublime top-40 standards: “I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star,” “The Song Is You,” “There’s a Hill Beyond a Hill,” and the exquisite “In Egern on the Tegern See.” Conductor: Wilson Southerland Director: Steven A. Daigle Cast includes: Jacob Allen, Brad Baron, Ted Christopher, Hannah Holmes, Boyd Mackus, Spencer Reese, Tanya Roberts, Adam Wells









THE DEVIL’S RIDER (1932) (Der Teufelsreiter) Music by Emmerich Kálmán Original German Libretto by Rudolph Schanzer and Ernst Welisch English Translation by Steven A. Daigle


ungarian-born Emmerich Kálmán is currently the most-performed operetta composer in the world. With 12 of his shows under its belt, the Ohio Light Opera has played a significant role in showcasing his rarer works. The 2019 season brings yet another rarity, and a U.S. premiere: his 1932 operetta The Devil’s Rider. Its plotline, rooted in the political intrigue of 19th-century Austria, concerns the Hungarian riding master Sándor, who has fallen for the alluring daughter, Leontine, of his political opponent Prince Metternich. When Sándor presents the Empress with a petition outlining the sorrows of the Hungarian nation, she becomes totally smitten with him and agrees to a conciliatory visit to Hungary. The outraged Metternich tosses Sándor in prison … but there are still two acts to go! Replete with waltzes, marches, foxtrots, tangos, and a saxophone-infused, rhumbarhythmed trio, the scintillating score is topped off by the famous “Grand Palotás de la Reine,” the most frenzied csárdásdriven dance you will ever see or hear! Conductor: Steven Byess Director: Steven A. Daigle Cast includes: Jacob Allen, Benjamin Dutton, Boyd Mackus, Tim McGowan, Tanya Roberts, Aidan Smerud, Sadie Spivey, Kyle Yampiro








PERCHANCE TO DREAM (1945) Music, Lyrics, and Book by Ivor Novello


few years back, the Ohio Light Opera struck gold with the first U.S. production in seven decades of Welsh-born Ivor Novello’s 1939 The Dancing Years. Six years later, in 1945, the composer wrote music, lyrics, and book for a fascinating three-generation (à la Romberg’s Maytime) romantic musical titled Perchance to Dream—with title borrowed from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Its gripping plotline—set totally at the Huntersmoon mansion in England, but spread out over 127 years from 1818 to 1945—deals with the intrigues, flirtations, quarrels, and tragedies of three sets of characters—drawn together by historical family ties and a ghostly sense of romantic destiny. The show played in London for more than 1000 performances and became one of the greatest West End hits of the 1940s. Song hits include the waltz “Love Is My Reason for Living,” “The Night that I Curtsied to the King,” and the unforgettable “We’ll Gather Lilacs.” This OLO production is an American premiere and, very possibly, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—don’t miss it! Conductor: Steven Byess Director: Steven A. Daigle Cast includes: Jacob Allen, Sarah Best, Chelsea Miller, Tanya Roberts, Yvonne Trobe, Julie Wright Costa, Kyle Yampiro

THE 2019 SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON Dear Friends of Ohio Light Opera,

A Laura Neill

Executive Director

Steven A. Daigle Artistic Director

Julie Wright Costa

Associate Artistic Director

fter 40 seasons, we have much to celebrate! As America’s Premier Lyric Theater Festival, Ohio Light Opera continues its journey in producing, preserving, promoting, and performing the very best—both known gems and forgotten masterpieces—in operetta and traditional musical theater. With 146 titles representing 52 composers, 300 productions, 2,700 performances, and three-quarters of a million audience members, OLO remains unmatched in its quest to serve this musical art form. We are acutely aware that this service to our mission—in which we all share pride—would not have been possible without you, our patrons. For this … we thank you! The 2019 season presents shows of some of the most noteworthy lyricists and composers of the lyric theater canon: Rodgers and Hammerstein, the Gershwin brothers, Sondheim, Gilbert and Sullivan, Kern and Hammerstein, Kálmán, and Novello. We are also offering, once the company is in full repertory, a special week titled OLO Lagniappe! It is something “extra” for our patrons, in appreciation of your 40 years of support. You can read more about it on page 16 of this brochure. Our 41st season offers our audience a wide variety of titles, with engaging stories and musical styles that are sure to make you sentimental, laugh, hum along, and want to come back to see and hear all seven shows. Most importantly, through a historical musical journey, whimsical dialogue, satirical plots, memorable melodies, rousing choruses, lovable characters, and full orchestrations, our festival season offers a chance for patrons to escape, be entertained, be amused, and discover the intimate environment of Wooster and Freedlander Theatre. We look forward to welcoming you to the College of Wooster campus this summer as OLO embarks on its fifth decade of entertaining our devoted patrons and supporters. See you soon! Warm regards,

J. Lynn Thompson Music Director

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of the finest young instrumentalists in the country perform in The Ohio Light Opera Orchestra. In addition to accompanying all productions in Freedlander Theatre, they will again be featured in a special holiday event. The Company announces the 19th annual Pops Concert, to be performed on the evening of July 4th. This is a free concert on the public square in Downtown Wooster and has become a very well-attended annual event. All production photography in this brochure by Matt Dilyard, except Cloclo photos by Bill Thornhill.



Candide, OLO 2018


or forty seasons, The Ohio Light Opera has dedicated itself to the exploration and production of the best of traditional operetta and musical theater. Founded by James Stuart as a Gilbert and Sullivan repertory summer festival, the company has grown to encompass all forms in the light opera canon. This includes the complete Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire, as well as the recognized treasures from the Viennese, French, Hungarian, German, British, and American repertoire. In recent years, the company has expanded its offerings to include traditional musical theater—rare musical gems as well as popular works that are nevertheless being produced less often today. Composers represented include Berlin, Bernstein, Bock and Harnick, Gershwin, Kern, Leigh, Lerner and Loewe, Loesser, Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, Styne, Sondheim, and Willson. Along with this unique mission, the company also reconstructs and produces those rare operetta titles of artistic value that were popular in their own times but have long since been forgotten.

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The historical performance practices of each work premiered are delicately balanced with the resources of a state-of-the-art theater and engaging and entertaining performance values. Each summer, between seven and nine titles are presented in a revolving format of approximately 60 performances over an eight-week period. Nearly 20,000 patrons each season see productions in The College of Wooster’s intimate Freedlander Theatre. Over 120 company members from around the United States are selected each year to become a part of our residency program. The 40 performing artists who make up the vocal ensemble are chosen for their abilities to perform and work at the highest level in all disciplines demanded by the company’s specialized repertoire: singing, acting, and dancing. With 146 titles produced, over 300 productions, and 750,000 patrons watching, The Ohio Light Opera has become the forerunner in promoting the lyric theater genre. The company’s contribution to the preservation and promotion of traditional lyric theater has received recognition in prominent national and international publications and its work is frequently cited by leading scholars of operetta and light opera. In residency on The College of Wooster campus, the summer festival offers a country setting with an inviting community that is proud of the unique service this company has given to its many patrons and to the art form. —Steven A. Daigle

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The  2019 Cast Will Include:

Jacob Allen

Emily Anderson

Logan Barat

Brad Baron

Sarah Best

Kelvin Boateng

Diego Roberts Buceta

Ted Christopher

Annachristi Cordes

Kelly Curtin

Benjamin Dutton

Vincent Gover

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Hannah Holmes

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Joelle LaChance

Boyd Mackus

George Marn

Ivana Martinic

Spiro Matsos

Tim McGowan

Garrett Medlock

Chelsea Miller

Emily Neill

Michelle Pedersen

Elizabeth Perkins

Charles Austin Piper

Spencer Reese

Tanya Roberts

Austin Rubinoski

Lauren Nash Silberstein

Aidan Smerud

Sadie Spivey

Yvonne Trobe

Adam Wells

Julie Wright Costa

Kyle Yampiro

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s the title suggests and in appreciation of 40 years of audience support, the Ohio Light Opera will be providing its OLO family with a week of special events. From July 30th to August 3rd, the company will be presenting lectures, musical concerts, and video presentations—all celebrating our 41st festival season and our unique mission. In the true spirit of a festival, these extra events make a wonderful addition to a week during which patrons can see and hear all seven shows! All Lagniappe events are free and available to patrons on a first-come, first-served basis. No ticket is required for these events. Please call 330.263.2345 for more information.

Special Events JULY 31-AUGUST 3 – LECTURES Enjoy four days of lectures given by OLO company members and a few special guests. The focus of these talks will be on the repertoire in the 2019 season. JULY 30 – “WITHOUT WORDS” CONCERT Spotlighting our OLO orchestra, this concert features orchestral medleys from operettas and musicals of some of lyric theater’s most beloved composers. Drawn from shows that might very well pop into the OLO repertoire in the near future, these arrangements typically include all the tunes from the work—a great chance to hear a mini-version of the show. Among the composers represented are Ivan Caryll, Rudolf Friml, George Gershwin, Herbert Stothart, Jerome Kern, Lionel Monckton, Robert Planquette, and Sigmund Romberg. AUGUST 1 – “SONGS FROM THE CUTTING-ROOM FLOOR” CONCERT The path from conception to opening night of an operetta or musical was typically a long one, with songs reworked, reassigned, deleted, or added to fit the evolving demands of the show and its stars. This two-hour concert, presented by members of the OLO cast with piano accompaniment, will feature discussion and performance of songs that were originally cut from or added to shows of this season’s repertoire as well as shows from past seasons. JULY 31 AND AUGUST 2 – TREASURES FROM THE “MERRY VIDEO VAULTS” Two full-morning sessions will be devoted to operetta and musical theater on video. The first will feature clips from past OLO seasons, ranging from the 1980s to the present. If you saw last year’s presentation (or even if you didn’t), you won’t want to miss this one—all new material. The second session will offer a surprise feature film presentation! TUESDAY JULY 30




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Individual Ticket Pricing (Musicals/Operettas) Single Tickets........................................................... $55/$51 Students (ages: 16-23).................................................. $20 Children (ages: 3-15)....................................................... $10

Unused Tickets: Ticket holders unable to use or exchange their tickets may notify the ticket office so that those tickets can be resold. These “turnbacks” make seats available to other music lovers and can provide additional income to the Opera. Lost Tickets: If you lose your original tickets, duplicates can be made for you.

Subscription Rates (Musicals/Operettas—Price Per Ticket) 7 Different Performances...................................$49/$45 6 Different Performances.................................. $50/$46 5 Different Performances.................................... $51/$47 4 Different Performances...................................$53/$49

Parking Information: Parking is FREE in all College of Wooster signed lots. Spaces fill up quickly so please plan to arrive early. Visit the website for more information on parking at Freedlander Theatre, as well as directions to the theatre and any known road construction.

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The Ohio Light Opera The College of Wooster 1189 Beall Avenue Wooster, OH 44691

Decorum Reminder: Freedlander Theatre is an intimate space. Please keep in mind that talking during the overture and/or throughout the performance is distracting to fellow audience members as well as to the performing company. Also, please refrain from opening noisy candy or gum wrappers during the show. Please turn off all noise-emitting devices before entering the theater. Photography and recordings of any kind are prohibited.

If you have requested your tickets to be mailed, you will receive them at least one month prior to the performance. NO REFUNDS. NO CANCELLATIONS. Box Office Location & Hours: (Please note the locations of our winter & summer offices) January 9-May 17, 2019: The Ohio Light Opera The College of Wooster Westminster Church House 353 East Pine Street (Corner of College Ave and E. Pine St.) Wooster, OH 44691 May 20-August 10, 2019: Freedlander Theatre 329 East University Street Wooster, OH 44691 Monday-Friday........................................ 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday (beginning June 15).............. 12 noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday (beginning July 7)................................12:30-4 p.m. 24-Hour Order Online: Visit our secure website,, to view available seats, order, and pay for your tickets.

Late Seating: All performances begin promptly at 2 p.m. for matinees and 7:30 p.m. for evening shows. In deference to the comfort and listening pleasure of the audience in the house, late-arriving patrons will not be seated while the performance is in progress. Latecomers are asked to wait quietly until the first convenient break in the program, when ushers will assist you into the theatre. These arrangements are at the discretion of the house manager in consultation with the artistic director and performing artists. Thank you for your cooperation. Pre-Performance Talks Friday and Saturday Evenings at 6:30 p.m.: Enhance your enjoyment of the evening’s performance by learning lesser-known facts about the show’s history and tips to recognize the unique special pleasures of each show. We feature lecturers seasoned in the experience and study of operetta. No reservations are necessary. Lectures begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and are held in the Lean Lecture Room, down the hall from Freedlander Theatre Lobby. Check for signs in the lobby for the location of these informative and free gatherings!

Group Discounts: Last year, more than 2,000 people saw Ohio Light Opera performances with our group discount plan. (Musicals/Operettas) 20-46 people.......................................$52/$48 per ticket 47-100 people..........................$51.50/$47.50 per ticket over 100 people...................................$51/$47 per ticket Put together a group of people and come to Wooster for an afternoon or evening of operetta—a joy for all at wonderful savings! Call the Box Office at 330.263.2345 or 330.263.2329 to order tickets for your group. Our group sales coordinator will be glad to assist you with your plans. Ticket Exchanges: You have the privilege of exchanging tickets, subject to availability, within the 2019 season. Tickets being exchanged must be RECEIVED in the ticket office no later than 48 hours prior to the performance date on the original tickets. Exchanges may be made in person or by mail. There is a $3.00 PER TICKET charge for exchanges. No other exchanges are possible.

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June 15 ★ South Pacific* June 16

June 17

June 18

June 19 South Pacific

June 23 June 24 June 25

June 26

July 1

July 2

July 7

July 8

July 14

July 15

July 28

July 22

South Pacific

July 23 South Pacific

July 29

Perchance to Dream August 4

July 16

July 17

July 30

Aug 5

August 6

July 25 The Devil’s Music in


July 31

August 1 Into the Woods

August 7

Into the Perchance Woods to Dream

Girl Crazy

the Air

South Pacific

August 8 The Devil’s Music in


the Air

Into the Woods*

July 26 Into the Pirates of Woods Penzance* August 2 Pirates of Penzance

Girl Crazy*

August 9 South Pacific

Into the Woods*

Girl Crazy*

July 6 Into the Woods*

July 13

Pirates of Into the Penzance* Woods

July 19 The Devil’s Rider

South Pacific*

June 29

South Pacific

July 12

July 18

July 24

Into the Perchance Music in Woods to Dream the Air

Girl Crazy

South Pacific

Pirates of Penzance

★ Perchance to Dream

June 22

Into the Woods

July 5

July 11 ★ Music in the Air

Music in The Devil’s the Air Rider

Music in the Air

July 4

July 10 Pirates of Penzance

June 28 South Pacific


Girl Crazy July 21

July 9 Girl Crazy

June 27

July 3 ★ Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance

June 21

Girl Crazy

★ Into the Woods

Girl Crazy June 30

June 20 ★ Girl Crazy

Music in the Air*

July 20 Girl Crazy

South Pacific*

July 27 South Pacific

Girl Crazy*

August 3 Perchance to Dream

The Devil’s Rider*

August 10 Pirates of Penzance

★ Indicates an Opening Performance * Indicates a Pre-Performance Lecture at 6:30 p.m. prior to Friday & Saturday evening performances. Informative & Free!

Freedlander Theatre, 329 East University Street, Wooster, OH 44691

OLO 2019 Festival Special Events June 15 – Opening Night Gala The audience is invited to celebrate the opening of our 41st Summer Season by attending our Opening Reception in Freedlander lobby following the 7:30 p.m. performance of South Pacific.

July 3 – Kids Day Pirates of Penzance, 1-2 p.m. Lean Lecture Room (adjacent to Freedlander Theatre). Ahoy mateys! Join us for Pirate Day and get a backstage tour of the theatre, meet cast members, make a pirate craft, and learn a song from the show!

JULY 4 – Pops Concert 7-8 p.m. Downtown Wooster

July 30-August 3 – Lagniappe All Lagniappe events are free and available to patrons on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 330.263.2345 for more information.

For more detailed information regarding our events, please log on to or call The Ohio Light Opera box office at 330.263.2345.

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THE OHIO LIGHT OPERA TICKET ORDER FORM Please list alternate dates, when possible, to allow for sold-out performances.


Individual Shows




Girl Crazy MUSICAL


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Into the Woods MUSICAL

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Music in the Air MUSICAL

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The Devil’s Rider OPERETTA

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South Pacific MUSICAL


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Perchance to Dream OPERETTA

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*Single Tickets: Musicals $55/Operettas $51 Students $20 (ages 16-23) • Children $10 (ages 3-15)


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