Moniuszko's The Haunted Manor, a Pocket Opera Premiere at Julia Morgan Center
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The last date listed for Moniuszko's The Haunted Manor was Saturday May 9, 2009 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Julia Morgan Theater:
- Full Price:
- $37.00 - $62.00
- Our Price:
- $23.00 - $31.00
There's trouble in River City! Berkeley Playhouse presents the heartwarming family favorite The Music Man. Lovable swindler "Professor" Harold Hill is trying to pull a con on the citizens of River City, Iowa. He claims he'll save the town's youth from sin and corruption by selling them instruments and helping to organize a boys' band -- despite the fact that he actually knows nothing about music. Soon, the irresistible "Music Man" manages to turn the bickering school board into a barbershop quartet, win the heart of Marian the librarian, and somehow transform into an honest man in the process. The delightful story is set to a parade of classic Broadway tunes, including "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Till There Was You" and "Goodnight, My Someone." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from oaklandmomcat
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A ridiculous romp with plot digressions that will make you dizzy. Not to worry. The music charms, the cast delights, and Donald Pippin explains it all with dry humor and modern asides. Enjoy coloratura trills, authentic Polish dance, and laughs that don’t rely on off-color remarks. A perfect match for a warm spring day.
Quotes & Highlights
- “There ought to be a law. All opera in English should be performed in Donald Pippin's translation.” --<em>SF Classical Voice</em>
- “Pippin is to opera what Mark Twain was to American literature, a breath of fresh air and a national treasure.” --<em>Sacramento</em><em> Bee</em>
<p>A buoyant and colorful comedy, by a composer revered in Poland as second only to Chopin, kicks off when two young soldiers who are brothers, in a burst of patriotic fervor, vow to remain single in order to be instantly available to answer the summons of duty - a not unlikely possibility in their perennially besieged homeland. Their determination shifts radically after an eventful night spent in a reputedly haunted house, as plotted by two lively and somewhat mischievous ladies.</p>
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