Tickets Now On Sale for "La Vie Parisienne" Performances


Posted on April 17, 2017 by Keith Bohnet Keith Bohnet


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USA Opera Theatre

Oo la la!!! USA Opera Theatre takes its first venture into French operetta with its production of Jacques Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne April 21, 22, and 23, 2017. Parisian dandies competing for the affections of a well-known actress, servants masquerading as aristocrats, a confused Swedish baron and his wife, a saucy Brazilian millionaire, memorable tunes and raucous can-can dancing combine for an outrageous, slap-stick look at "The Parisian Life." One of Offenbach's most popular operettas, La Vie Parisienne will be sung in French (with supertitles and dialogue in English). This will be the first performance of the work in the Gulf Coast region. The production will be directed by Thomas L. Rowell and the USA Opera Orchestra will be under the baton of conductor Robert J. Seebacher.

NOTE: Advance tickets for La Vie Parisienne performances may be purchased beginning April 10, Monday-Thursday 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the USA Department of Music office at Laidlaw. $15 general admission and $10 for USA Faculty/Staff/Students and seniors citizens (cash or check only). MAS pass holders must purchase a separate ticket for this event. (Tickets of course will be on sale at the door on performance dates as available beginning one hour before show time. Tickets purchased will be for assigned seating.)

Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136.

Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at www.maps.google.com and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call 251-460-7116 or email kbohnet@southalabama.edu. Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu/music and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.


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