|Michael Cavalieri as Eisenstein and|
Alicia Berneche as Rosalinda
As always, Light Opera Works presents some great local and national talent, including Saturday Night Live alum Tim Kazurinsky in the very comic role of the jailer Frosch. Other performers include Kelly Britt (Adele), Michael Cavalieri (Eisenstein), Alicia Berneche (Rosalinda), William Roberts (Dr. Falke), and Billy Dwyer (Prince Orlofsky).
|Tim Kazurinsky as Frosch, the drunken jailer.|
All of the voices are great, but a special shoutout must go to Alicia Berneche who played Rosalinda. She was funny, charming, and had a beautiful voice. I also really enjoyed the comic stylings of Billy Dwyer as the disaffected and nihilistic Prince Orlofsky. Despite being kind of a nihilist, he was a delight to watch on stage.
One of my companions had seen a version at the Lyric a couple of years ago, and insisted that this production was much funnier and the translation was better.
The show runs approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes with two intermissions.
For more information,including a copy of the program visit: http://www.lightoperaworks.org/Fleder.html
If you are feeling adventurous, or don't have New Year's Eve plans, there's a program to have dinner with the director and the composer on New Year's Eve, which will include a 4 course gourmet meal. You can attend the dinner even if you don't have tickets for that evening's show.
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Monday, December 26, 2016 at 2 pm
Wednesday, December 28 at 2 pm
Thursday, December 29 at 8 pm
Friday, December 30 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 31 at 8 pm
(New Year's Eve)
Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 2 pm
Tickets start at $34
Age 25 and younger: 1/2 price
(suitable for 12 and older)
Tickets also by phone:
600 Emerson, Evanston, IL