Gilbert & Sullivan's Princess Ida from the Lamplighters
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The last date listed for Princess Ida was Sunday January 27, 2013 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater:
- Full Price:
- $59.00 - $75.00
- Our Price:
- $29.50 - $37.50
A gleeful romp through some of Broadway's most beloved numbers and two exciting world premieres will take center stage as Smuin Ballet closes out its 20th anniversary season with XXcentric. Choreographed by the company's late, great founder Michael Smuin, Dancin' With Gershwin explores the evolution and reinvention of American dance, with a little help from the Great White Way. The world-premiere ballet But now I must rest comes from Smuin choreographer-in-residence Amy Seiwert and draws inspiration from the lush music of Cesária Évora, aka the Queen of Morna. The program's other world-premiere piece, choreographer Val Caniparoli's Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino (everything but the kitchen sink), blends the music of Vivaldi and the company's high-energy athleticism with wit and reflective beauty. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from D. Smith
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Delightful performance by the always-dependable Lamplighters. I have been a fan since the 1970s through the 1980s, but had not heard them in over 20 years, having moved out of state. In the interim they have ratcheted up their level of professionalism in terms of qualities of voice, costuming and staging even beyond their previous high standards. The Lamplighters would meet and exceed D'Oyly Carte's expectations were he alive today. Four, rather than five stars only because Princess Ida is not one of G&S's strongest works.
Quotes & Highlights
This is the show that swept the awards at the International G&S Festival in Buxton, England: Best Production, Best Overseas Production, Best Director, Best Male Singer and Special Adjudicator’s Award for Costumes.
A 20 year old treaty states that Princess Ida and Prince Hilarion are to marry when they come of age. That time has come, but Ida refuses to honor a commitment made on her behalf when she was an infant, and has gone off to the country to start a women’s university. There she teaches an interesting variation on Darwin’s theory: that man — not woman, just man — is descended from apes, and thus is inferior to women. The Prince, on the other hand, is an unabashed romantic, and decides to woo Ida and win her love. He and two friends make their way to the university, where they disguise themselves as women in order to enroll and get close to her…