DAMN YANKEES, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF & More Set for Light Opera Works' 2014 Season

Light Opera Works' 2014 season will begin with DAMN YANKEES starring artistic director Rudy Hogenmiller (June 7-15),followed by FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (August 9-24), Cole Porter'S GREATEST HITS (October 3-12), and THE MERRY WIDOW (December 19-31).

The current 2013 season concludes with ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, December 21-31, 2013.

The October Cole Porter concert will be performed at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. All other productions are at the company's home venue, Cahn Auditorium in Evanston,

The Light Opera Works box office is located at 516 4th St. in Wilmette. To purchase tickets call (847) 920-5360 or order online at LightOperaWorks.com.

Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop
Based on the novel by Douglass Wallop, "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant"
Press Opening Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 8 at 2 pm
Wednesday, June 11 at 2 pm
Friday, June 13 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 14 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 15 at 2 pm
Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston

A middle-aged baseball fan makes a deal with the man below, then must decide if the life he gave up is more important than youth and fame. Light Opera Works artistic director Rudy Hogenmiller stars as Mr. Applegate (aka the Devil), following his acclaimed portrayal of the Emcee in the company's CABARET this past August. The score includes "You Gotta Have Heart" and "Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)," accompanied by a full orchestra.

Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on Sholem Aleicheim's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl
Press Opening Night: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 10 at 2 pm
Wednesday, August 13 at 2 pm
Friday, August 15 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 16 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 17 at 2 pm
Wednesday, August 20 at 2 pm
Saturday, August 23 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 24 at 2 pm
Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston

Hardworking dairyman Tevye is driven to distraction by his freethinking daughters and equally headstrong wife. The eight-time Tony Award winner features a full orchestra and the songs "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset" and "To Life."

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Press Opening: Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 4 at 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm
Wednesday, October 8 at 2 pm
Friday, October 10 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 11 at 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, October 12 at 2 pm
Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

The company's third concert of hit songs features music and lyrics by Cole Porter, composer of such Broadway classics as ANYTHING GOES, CAN-CAN and KISS ME, KATE.

Music by Franz Lehar
English Adaptation by Gregg Opelka and Jack Helbig of the original German libretto by Victor Leon and Leo Stein
Press Opening: Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 20 at 8 pm
Sunday, December 21 at 2 pm
Family Matinee: Friday, December 26 at 2 pm
Saturday, December 27 at 8 pm
Sunday, December 28 at 2 pm
Wednesday, December 31 (New Year's Eve) at 8 pm
Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston

Everyone's after her money and Hanna, the saucy widow, knows just how to make them dance to her tune. The world's most popular Viennese operetta returns in a new production with full orchestra accompanying such songs as "The Merry Widow Waltz," "Vilia," "Maxim's" and "Girls, Girls, Girls."

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