Opera House Theatre Company

OPENING AUGUST 29….

The Most Happy Fella

Based on Sidney Howard’s They Knew What They Wanted

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Wednesday, August 29 – Sunday, September 2

Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9

Tony, a middle-aged vineyard owner, has everything a fella needs to call himself happy – except the love of a good woman.  All that changes when he meets Rosabella, a young waitress in San Francisco.  He falls for her at first sight, but she doesn’t remember him.  After months of exchanging letters she asks Tony to send her a picture, but he is afraid she will not love him as he is so he sends a picture of his young, handsome foreman, Joe. Misunderstandings, mistakes, and a May-December love story fraught with deception yet full of romance unfold until the show’s happy conclusion.  Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying) created his masterpiece with this touching love story.  Full of soaring romantic melodies and catchy show-stoppers, (including “Standing on the Corner” and “Big D”)  The Most Happy Fella is a melodic and lyric triumph that is wise to the ways of the heart.

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Now Playing!!!

Hello, Dolly!



Book by Michael Stewart

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder

 


Wednesday, August 1 – Sunday, August 5

Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12

Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19

 


“Some people paint, some sew…I meddle.”  And just like that, we’re off on a whirlwind race around turn-of-the-century New York as we follow Dolly Gallagher Levi, a matchmaker, on her adventures.  Hired to find a wife for Horace Vanderlgelder, the well-known half-millionaire, Dolly tinkers and interferes in the lives of those around her until everyone – Cornelius and  Irene Malloy, Barnaby and Minnie, Ambrose and Ermengarde, and even Dolly and Horace themselves – end up with the right mate.  Charged with high-energy choreography, glittering with joyful tunes (especially the unforgettable title tune), alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage, Hello, Dolly! is a delectable treat for musical theatre lovers of all ages.

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A 5-6-7-8!! A Chorus Line opens July 4th…

 

A Chorus Line

 Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante

Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Lyrics by Edward Kleban

Wednesday, July 4 – Sunday, July 8

Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15

Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22

 On a bare stage in an empty theatre, casting for the chorus of a new Broadway musical is almost complete.  It’s down to 17 finalists, but only 8 are
needed for the show.  During the audition, the director asks the performers to talk about themselves. Each of the usually anonymous chorus members steps into the spotlight to tell their story, sharing their ambitions, heartbreaks, and struggles, speaking to anyone who’s ever put themselves on the line to land a job.  The story of those who make it and those who don’t, the winner of every prize the theatre can offer, the dance sensation that rocked Broadway and conquered the world:  Michael Bennett’s masterpiece, A Chorus Line.


All shows will be performed on the Main Stage of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances begin at 8:00 pm.

Sunday performances begin at 3:00 pm.

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OMIGOD!! LOOK WHAT’S PLAYING NOW!!!

 

Legally Blonde

Book by Heather Hach

Music and Lyrics by Laurence
O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Based on the novel by Amanda
Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Wednesday, June 6 – Sunday, June 10

Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17

Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24

OMIGOD!  The hilarious MGM movie is now a smash hit musical!  Perky, sweet, and strikingly blonde sorority girl Elle Woods is dumped by Warner, her college sweetheart, for someone more serious.  Unwilling to give up on love, Elle follows Warner to Harvard Law School.  Mocked for her positive outlook and girly wardrobe, Elle proves by her hard work and determination that being true to your self never goes out of style.  This fresh and effervescent show is packed with fun and frolic and is absolutely enjoyable from start to finish.  Don’t miss this all-singing, all-dancing, feel-good musical comedy – it’s so packed with pleasures it should be illegal!   If you loved Hairspray, you’re gonna love Legally Blonde!

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Announcing our 2012 Season

The Producers

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Wednesday, February 15 – Sunday, February 19

Friday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26

Outrageous, hilarious, off the wall – The Producers is a musical that could only have come from the madcap mind of Mel Brooks!  Max Bialystock, a down-on-his-luck theatrical producer, and Leo Bloom, his stage-struck accountant, hatch the ultimate scam:  raise more money than you need for a surefire Broadway flop and pocket the difference. They find the perfect musical, guaranteed to offend everyone and close in one night -  Springtime  for Hitler:  A Gay Romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden.  What could possibly go wrong?  Featuring dancing storm troopers, dirty old ladies, wickedly witty songs, and more raucous comedy than should be allowed, The Producers is sure to offend anyone without a funny bone and bring nothing but childlike glee to everyone else.  Fast, fierce, and shameless, The Producers is intended for a mature audience



Lend Me a Tenor

By Ken Ludwig

Wednesday, April 25 – Sunday, April 29

Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6

It’s September 8, 1934:  opening night for Otello, the Cleveland Grand Opera Company’s gala season opener.  The tickets are sold, the stage is set, and the orchestra is ready – but Tito Morelli – the greatest tenor in the world – is late! A chain reaction of mistaken identities, double entrendres, slamming doors, backstage shenanigans, misguided seductions, and love triangles ensues as this uproariously funny story spins out of control.  A furiously paced screwball comedy with more than a touch of the Marx brothers, Lend Me a Tenor is a howlingly funny romp that guarantees a night of absolute hilarity!



Legally Blonde

Book by Heather Hach

Music and Lyrics by Laurence
O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Based on the novel by Amanda
Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Wednesday, June 6 – Sunday, June 10

Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17

Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24

OMIGOD!  The hilarious MGM movie is now a smash hit musical!  Perky, sweet, and strikingly blonde sorority girl Elle Woods is dumped by Warner, her college sweetheart, for someone more serious.  Unwilling to give up on love, Elle follows Warner to Harvard Law School.  Mocked for her positive outlook and girly wardrobe, Elle proves by her hard work and determination that being true to your self never goes out of style.  This fresh and effervescent show is packed with fun and frolic and is absolutely enjoyable from start to finish.  Don’t miss this all-singing, all-dancing, feel-good musical comedy – it’s so packed with pleasures it should be illegal!   If you loved Hairspray, you’re gonna love Legally Blonde!



A Chorus Line

 Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante

Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Lyrics by Edward Kleban

Wednesday, July 4 – Sunday, July 8

Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15

Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22

 On a bare stage in an empty theatre, casting for the chorus of a new Broadway musical is almost complete.  It’s down to 17 finalists, but only 8 are
needed for the show.  During the audition, the director asks the performers to talk about themselves. Each of the usually anonymous chorus members steps into the spotlight to tell their story, sharing their ambitions, heartbreaks, and struggles, speaking to anyone who’s ever put themselves on the line to land a job.  The story of those who make it and those who don’t, the winner of every prize the theatre can offer, the dance sensation that rocked Broadway and conquered the world:  Michael Bennett’s masterpiece, A Chorus Line.



Hello, Dolly!

Book by Michael Stewart

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder

Wednesday, August 1 – Sunday, August 5

Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12

Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19

“Some people paint, some sew…I meddle.”  And just like that, we’re off on a whirlwind race around turn-of-the-century New York as we follow Dolly Gallagher Levi, a matchmaker, on her adventures.  Hired to find a wife for Horace Vanderlgelder, the well-known half-millionaire, Dolly tinkers and interferes in the lives of those around her until everyone – Cornelius and  Irene Malloy, Barnaby and Minnie, Ambrose and Ermengarde, and even Dolly and Horace themselves – end up with the right mate.  Charged with high-energy choreography, glittering with joyful tunes (especially the unforgettable title tune), alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage, Hello, Dolly! is a delectable treat for musical theatre lovers of all ages.



The Most Happy Fella

Based on Sidney Howard’s They Knew What They Wanted

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Wednesday, August 29 – Sunday, September 2

Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9

Tony, a middle-aged vineyard owner, has everything a fella needs to call himself happy – except the love of a good woman.  All that changes when he meets Rosabella, a young waitress in San Francisco.  He falls for her at first sight, but she doesn’t remember him.  After months of exchanging letters she asks Tony to send her a picture, but he is afraid she will not love him as he is so he sends a picture of his young, handsome foreman, Joe. Misunderstandings, mistakes, and a May-December love story fraught with deception yet full of romance unfold until the show’s happy conclusion.  Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying) created his masterpiece with this touching love story.  Full of soaring romantic melodies and catchy show-stoppers, (including “Standing on the Corner” and “Big D”)  The Most Happy Fella is a melodic and lyric triumph that is wise to the ways of the heart.



All shows will be performed on the Main Stage of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances begin at 8:00 pm.

Sunday performances begin at 3:00 pm.

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Coming Soon…

Check back tomorrow for the 2012 Season lineup of fantastic theatre we will bringing you!!!

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It’s Almost That Time…

When the REAL Men Come out to Play!!!

 

Join us as Queen Philli Pina hands her crown to the next

Most Womanless Man!

 

Opera House Theatre Company presents

The Second Annual Most Womanless Man Pageant

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Scottish Rite Temple

1415 South 17th Street / Wilmington, NC 28401

 

Tickets now available at Opera House Theatre Company

2011 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington NC 910-762-4234

 

VIP Seating $50

Includes row A or B seat, Bar Pass, Raffle Tickets, Double Vote Ballot

 

General Seating $25

 

Who will wear the crown this year?

You can help decide!!

Click on the link below on the right sidebar

to vote for your favorite womanless man!!

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YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT!!!

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ANNIE continues this weekend…

Click link below for slideshow

 

ANNIE

 

Get your tickets now!!!

 

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It’s a Hard Knock Life!! Annie Opens July 6!!

Opera House Theatre Company is

Proud to Present

Annie

Directed and Choreographed by Judy Greenhut

Costume Designs by Juli Harvey

Musical Direction by Lorene Walsh

Book by Thomas Meehan – Music by Charles Strouse – Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of the Tribune Media Services, Inc.

 

Wednesday, July 6 – Sunday, July 10

Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17

Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 24

 

Leapin’ Lizards!  The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.  Featuring one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, this contemporary classic follows the adventure of Little Orphan Annie as she outwits the evil Miss Hannigan, befriends President Roosevelt, and finds a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks – and a lovable mutt named Sandy.  You can bet your bottom dollar that Annie will delight and entertain the entire family!

 

Get Your Tickets Now Before They’re Gone!!

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