GYPSY, DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS and PETER PAN to Play Music Theater Works This Fall

GYPSY, DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS and PETER PAN to Play Music Theater Works This Fall

The Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) 2017 season continues with GYPSY (August 19-27), Duke Ellington'S GREATEST HITS (October 6-15), and PETER PAN (December 23-January 1, 2018).

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

The box office is located at 516 4th Street in Wilmette. Discount season packages are available. To purchase tickets call (847) 920-5360 or order online at MusicTheaterWorks.com.


GYPSY
A Musical Fable
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Original Production by David Merrick & Leland Hayward
Entire production originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins

With 25-piece orchestra

Press Opening Night: Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 20 at 2 pm
Wednesday, August 23 at 2 pm
Thursday, August 24 at 2 pm
Friday, August 25 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 26 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 2 pm

Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston

Broadway's fable of 1920s show business with a score by Jule Styne, including "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." Mary Robin Roth stars as Rose, the mother of all stage mothers.

Duke Ellington'S GREATEST HITS

Press Opening: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 7 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 8 at 2 pm
Wednesday, October 11 at 2 pm
Thursday, October 12 at 2 pm
Friday, October 13 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 14 at 2 and 8 pm
Sunday, October 15 at 2 pm

Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

American composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington is celebrated in a concert of his best-known work, including "Satin Doll," "Mood Indigo," "Sophisticated Lady" and "It Don't Mean A Thing (if it Ain't Got That Swing)."

PETER PAN
A Musical Based on the Play by Sir J.M. Barrie
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Music by Morris (Moose) Charlap
Additional Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Additional Music by Jule Styne
Originally directed, choreographed and adapted by Jerome Robbins

With 26-piece orchestra

Press Opening: Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 2 pm
Tuesday, December 26 at 2 pm
Wednesday, December 27 at 2 pm
Friday, December 29 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 30 at 2 and 8 pm
Sunday, December 31 at 2 and 8 pm (New Year's Eve)
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 2 pm

Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston

The family classic about the boy who won't grow up includes the songs "I Gotta Crow," "I'm Flying" and "Neverland."


Music Theater Works' mission is to produce musical theater from a variety of world traditions, to engage the community through educational and outreach programs
and to train artists in musical theater.

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