WALTZES FROM VIENNA
SA Light Opera Society (SALOS)
Tower Arts Theatre
Written By: Music by Johann Strauss (Father and Son):
Selected and arranged by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Julius Bittner. Book and lyrics by A.M. Willner, Heinz Reichert and Ernst Marischka, adaptation by Phil Park and Ronald Hanmer.
Directed by Pam Tucker, with Musical Director Helen Loveday.
This musical love story first opened in Vienna’s Stadttheater in 1930, and moved to London the next year, followed by New York.
It tells of the tension between Johann Strauss the elder and Strauss the younger, engendered by the son's ambitions to succeed his father as the Waltz King of Vienna.
The story is delightfully woven around a score which is a collection of some of the greatest light music ever composed. We discover the star-crossed romance between young Johann and the attractive daughter of an engagingly-eccentric pastry-cook, and meet a helpfully-intriguing Countess and several other endearing characters along the way.
Climaxed of course by the immortal "Blue Danube", this is a feast of the music that set the whole world dancing and 'did more good for humanity than a hundred thousand doctors'.
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Approx. Running Time: 2.5 hours (with 20min interval)
Suitable for ages: All ages, some parental guidance may be necessary!
Thursday April 26 @ 8pm
Friday April 27 @ 8pm
Saturday April 28 @ 2pm & 8pm
Sunday April 29 @ 2pm
The Tower Arts Centre, Daws Rd (Cnr Goodwood Rd) Pasadena
Tickets may be reserved by calling Pam Tucker on 8294 6582.
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Concession and Matinees $22
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