Photo Coverage: A Night At The Operetta II at Town Hall

A NIGHT AT THE OPERETTA on July 14th featured the sounds of Broadway music one rarely gets to hear anymore – Operetta - including music by Sigmund Romberg, Rudolph Friml and Victor Herbert.  A NIGHT AT THE OPERETTA featured Alexander Gemignani, Lisa Howard,William Michals, Jennifer Hope Wills, Christine Andreas, Bill Daugherty, Brian Charles Rooney, Karen Murphy, John Easterlin, Jason Graae and Milla Ilieva. The show featured the dance talents of Eric Sean Fogel, J. Austin Eyer, Billy Harrigan Tighe, and Ben Franklin. The show is under the direction of Dan Foster with musical direction by Fred Barton.

The song list was as follows:

Alexander Gemignani-"The Time, The Place And The Girl" From Mlle. Modiste score by Victor Herbert and book by Henry Blossom
 
Lisa Howard-"Your Photo" from Katinka by Friml/Harbach
 
William Michals-"The Gypsy Baron Song" from "The Gypsy Baron" 1885 Johan Stauss II
 
Jennifer Hope Wills-"To The Land of My Romance"
 
DUET-Christine Andreas & Bill Daugherty-"When I Grow To Old To Dream"
 
Brian Charles Rooney-"Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise"-Romberg, from The New Moon
 
Karen Murphy-"Kiss Me Again"/"If I Were on the Stage"-Victor Herbert from Mlle. Modiste
 
Bill Daugherty-"Indian Summer"-Originally a 1919 Victor Herbert Piano Solo, lyrics added by Al Dubin in 1939
 
JOHN ESTERLIN-"Dein ist mein ganzes Herz" from "The Land of Smiles" (1923, revised 1929) Music by Franz Lehar, Lyric by Victor Leon, Ludqig Herzer and Fritz Lohner

ENTRE' ACT-Performed by Fred Barton and The Night at The Operetta Orchestra
 
Jason Graae-"Trest Parisienne"-The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar
 
Milla Ilieva-"Yesterdays"-Jerome Kern/Otto Harbach from Roberta
 
DUET-Brian Charles Rooney & Bill Daugherty-"Only A Rose" from "The Vagabond King" (1925) Rudolf Friml, lyrics by Brian Hooker and W.H. Post
Brian sang the soprano role
 
DUET-Karen Murphy & ALEX GAMIGNANI-"Adrift On A Star" from "The Happiest Girl In The World" (1961) Music by Jacques Offenbach, lyric by E.Y. Harburg-music originally from "Tales of Hoffman" (1881)
 
William Michals-"Thine Alone"-Victor Herbert-Henry Blossom from "Eileen" 1917
 
Christine Andreas-"I'll Follow My Secret Heart"-from "Conversation Piexe" 1934 Music and Lyric by Noel Coward
 
Brian Charles Rooney-"Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life" from Naughty Marietta-Herbert/Blossom
 
TRIO-John Easterlin,William Michals,Jennifer Hope Wills-"Hills of Dreams" music by Edvard Grieg
 
FINALE-"I'll See You Again" from "Bittersweet (1929) Music and Lyrics by Noel Coward

The after party was held at Tony DiNapoli's Family Style Italian Restaurant (www.tonysnyc.com)- located at 43rd street between 6th and 7th.
 
Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy



Alexander Gemignani


William Michals


Jennifer Hope Wills


Christine Andreas & Bill Daugherty


Karen Murphy


Bill Daugherty


John Easterlin


John Easterlin


Jason Graae


Jason Graae and the Night At The Operetta Dancers-Eric Sean Fogel, J. Austin Eyer, Billy Harrigan Tighe and Ben Franklin


Milla Ilieva


Brian Charles Rooney and Bill Daugherty


Brian Charles Rooney and Bill Daugherty


Finale


Finale


Night At The Operetta II Cast and host Scott Siegel


Jennifer Hope Wills, Christine Andreas, Lisa Howard


Bill Daugherty and Christine Andreas


Karen Murphy, Christine Andreas, Lisa Howard, Milla Ilieva, Jennifer Hope Wills


Karen Murphy and Alexander Gemignani


William Michals and John Easterlin give a lift to Jennifer Hope Wills


The Men of Night At The Operetta II


Alexander Gemignani


John Easterlin and Alexander Gemignani


William Michals, Brian Charles Rooney,Scott Siegel, Alexander Gemignani, Bill Daugherty


William Michals


John Easterlin and Milla Ilieva


Jason Graae


Lisa Howard and Alexander Gemignani


Jason Graae and Jan Horvath


Fred Barton(Musical conductor) and Damon Kirsche


Fred Barton and Karen Murphy


Milla Ilieva and Dan Foster (director of tonights show)


The Night at the Operetta Orchestra


Billy Harrington Tighe, Eric Sean Fogel, Ben Franklin, J. Austin Eyer


The Night at the Operetta Dancers and Jennifer Hope Wills


Jennifer Hope Wills and William Michals


John Easterlin,William Michals,Jennifer Hope Wills, and Jason Graae


Jason Graae and Milla Ilieva


William Michals and Lisa Howard


Karen Murphy,Christine Andreas and Lisa Howard


William Michals and Christine Andreas


Christine Andreas and Brian Charles Rooney


Christine Andreas and Brian Charles Rooney


Brian Charles Rooney


John Easterlin,Christine Andreas and Jason Graae


Scott Siegel (host, writer and creator)and Fred Barton


Barbara Siegel,Jason Graae, Scott Siegel, John Easterlin and Bill Daugherty


Jason Graae, William Michals,Barbara Siegel, John Easterlin and Scott Siegel




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