LIGHT OPERA WORKS announces CABARET star/director and 2013 season PDF Print E-mail

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EVANSTON, IL: Light Opera Works artistic director Rudy Hogenmiller will star as the Master of Ceremonies in CABARET, August 10-25, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. It will mark Hogenmiller's first stage appearance anywhere since assuming the artistic director title in 2005.

As a dancer, Hogenmiller toured nationally and internationally with EVITA, A CHORUS LINE and THE FANTASTICKS. He has been an actor, director and choreographer at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Marriott Theatre, Theatre at the Center, Northlight Theatre and other companies, receiving 17 nominations and six Joseph Jefferson Awards.

Stacey Flaster will direct and choreograph CABARET. Flaster previously directed and choreographed CAROUSEL and THE SECRET GARDEN at Light Opera Works.

The 2013 Light Opera Works season begins with Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. PINAFORE June 8-16, followed by Kander and Ebb's CABARET August 10-25, GERSHWIN'S GREATEST HITS October 4-13, and Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN December 21-31.

The October Gershwin concert will be performed at Nichols Concert Hall (Music Institute of Chicago) in Evanston. All other productions are at the company's home venue, Cahn Auditorium in Evanston.

The Light Opera Works box office is located at 516 4th Street in Wilmette. To purchase tickets or season subscriptions, call (847) 920-5360 or order online at LightOperaWorks.com


Light Opera Works Main Stage

Cahn Auditorium

600 Emerson Street, Evanston

Light Opera Works Concert Venue

Nichols Concert Hall - Music Institute of Chicago

1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

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H.M.S. PINAFORE

Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan

Libretto by Sir W.S. Gilbert

Press Opening: Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8 pm

Sunday, June 9 at 2 pm

Wednesday, June 12 at 2 pm

Friday, June 14 at 8 pm

Saturday, June 15 at 8 pm

Sunday, June 16 at 2 pm

Cahn Auditorium

600 Emerson Street, Evanston

Chicago veteran James Harms (Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA -- one of Chicago's "10 Best Theater Performances of 2012" by the Chicago Tribune, and Fagin in OLIVER!) returns to Light Opera Works as Sir Joseph Porter in this classic Gilbert and Sullivan work, with full orchestra. Rudy Hogenmiller directs and choreographs. The score includes: "We Sail the Ocean Blue," "When I Was a Lad," "I Am the Captain of the Pinafore" and many others.

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CABARET

Book by Joe Masteroff

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Music by John Kander

Press Opening: Saturday, August 10, 2013, at 8 pm

Sunday, August 11 at 2 pm

Wednesday, August 14 at 2 pm

Friday, August 16 at 8 pm

Saturday, August 17 at 8 pm

Sunday, August 18 at 2 pm

Wednesday, August 21 at 2 pm

Saturday, August 24 at 8 pm

Sunday, August 25 at 2 pm

Cahn Auditorium

600 Emerson Street, Evanston

Light Opera Works artistic director Rudy Hogenmiller stars as the Master of Ceremonies in the original 1966 version of this eight-time Tony Award winner, with full orchestra plus four-girl "Kit Kat Klub" band on stage. Stacey Flaster directs and choreographs. Songs include "Wilkommen," "Don't Tell Momma" and "Cabaret."

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GERSHWIN'S GREATEST HITS

Press Opening: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 8 pm

Saturday, October 5 at 2 pm and 8 pm

Sunday, October 6 at 2 pm

Wednesday, October 9 at 2 pm

Friday, October 11 at 8 pm

Saturday, October 12 at 2 pm and 8 pm

Sunday, October 13 at 2 pm

Nichols Concert Hall - Music Institute of Chicago

1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

Based on the success of "Operetta's Greatest Hits" at Nichols Concert Hall in 2012, Light Opera Works returns to the venue with works by George Gershwin.

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ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin

Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields

Press Opening: Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 8 pm

Sunday, December 22 at 2 pm

Family Matinee: Thursday, December 26 at 2 pm

Friday, December 27 at 8 pm

Family Matinee: Saturday, December 28 at 2 pm

Saturday, December 28 at 8 pm

Sunday, December 29 at 2 pm

Tuesday, December 31 (New Year's Eve) at 8 pm

Cahn Auditorium

600 Emerson Street, Evanston

Colette Todd (Aldonza in last season's MAN OF LA MANCHA and Nancy in OLIVER!) starsas Annie Oakley in the original 1946 version of this Broadway classic. Rudy Hogenmiller directs and choreographs. A full orchestra accompanies such songs as "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly," "I Got Lost in His Arms," "The Girl That I Marry" and "Anything You Can Do."

Contact: Christopher Riley
Director of Audience and Press Services
(847) 920-5354 ext. 10 (press only)
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