University of Calgary

2012/13 Season

The University of Calgary Operetta Company proudly presents our exciting sixth season...
 
"CHILDREN OF EDEN"
January 5-12, 2013
University Theatre
Calgary, AB
  

From Stephen Schwartz (creator of Wicked) and John Caird comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! 

CHILDREN OF EDEN is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. Through great dialogue, a stirring storyline and brilliant music, the show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."

 

Book by John Caird
Music by Stephen Schwartz
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby

Director: Colleen Whidden
Assistant Director: Byron Redd
Orchestra Director: Wendy Freeman

To be added to our ticket on-sale list, please reply to: info@ucalgaryoperetta.ca

"CHILDREN OF EDEN" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019  Tel.: (212) 542-4648  Fax: (212) 397-4684  www.MTIShows.com


 

"SEUSSICAL"
May 23 – June 1, 2013
Boris Roubakine Theatre
Calgary, AB

Now one of the most performed shows in America, SEUSSICAL is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!  The story centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge--not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La  Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him, the only one who recognizes "his kind and his powerful heart." Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that makes you laugh and cry. 

 

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens

Director: Colleen Whidden
Assistant Director: Byron Redd

To be added to our casting-call list or our ticket on-sale list, please reply to: info@ucalgaryoperetta.ca
We will have a full ensemble cast and backstage team - there is something for everyone - tell your friends.

"SEUSSICAL" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019  Tel.: (212) 542-4648  Fax: (212) 397-4684  www.MTIShows.com