THE DESERT SONG
SA Light Opera Society (SALOS)
Tower Arts Theatre
Written By: Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel,
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Directed By: Brian Godfrey
Directed by well-known Adelaide theatre personality Brian Godfrey, The Desert Song promises to be a fun night out. A General has been sent to Morocco to root out and destroy the Riff bandits. Especially their daredevil leader, known as the Red Shadow. He can look for little help from his milksop son, Pierre, who spends all his time mooning over the Captain’s fiancée, the lovely Margot. But Margot secretly yearns to be swept into the arms of some bold, dashing sheik, perhaps even the Red Shadow himself?
To her surprise, when her Eastern hero does in fact abduct her he treats her with every Western consideration. And when this Moroccan Robin Hood comes face to face with the General, he surprisingly refuses to fight the old man. A sinuous and secretive native dancing girl, Azuri, might be persuaded to answer some of these riddles if only she can be made sufficiently drunk.
It seems all very serious, but there are plenty of laughs too. The writing of Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel, combined with the music of Sigmund Romberg makes for a great musical night out.
Approx. Running Time: 2.5 hours (with 20min interval)
Thursday 27 April, 8pm
Friday 28 April, 8pm
Saturday 29 April, 2pm and 8pm
Sunday 30 April, 2pm
Tower Arts Centre, cnr Goodwood and Daws Rds, Pasadena
Bookings phone Pam Tucker 8294 6582
Other details www.facebook.com/SALightOpera
Tickets $25 Adults, $22 Concession and Matinee, and $11 for children.