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Light Opera Works Announces Fall Season


Light Opera Works' 2016 season continues with MAME (August 20-28), LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: Jule Styne'S GREATEST HITS Songs from GYPSY, FUNNY GIRL and more, (October 7-16), and DIE FLEDERMAUS (December 26-January 1, 2017).

The October Jule Styne concert will be 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 Street in Wilmette. Discount season packages are available. To purchase tickets call (847) 920-5360 or order online at



Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on on the novel by PatRick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Lawrence and Lee

With full 26-piece orchestra

Press Opening Night: Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 21 at 2 pm
Wednesday, August 24 at 2 pm
Thursday, August 25 at 2 pm
Friday, August 26 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 27 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 28 at 2 pm

Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston

Everyone's favorite Auntie Mame is eccentric, outspoken and totally outrageous. Mame's world is transformed when her young nephew comes to live with her in 1920s New York. Songs include "Open a New Window," "If He Walked Into My Life" and "We Need a Little Christmas" and "Mame."



Press Opening: Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 8 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 9 at 2 pm
Wednesday, October 12 at 2 pm
Thursday, October 13 at 2 pm
Friday, October 14 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 15 at 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, October 16 at 2 pm

Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

A concert of Broadway, Hollywood and popular song hits by composer Jule Styne, including "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Just in Time," "People," "Time After Time" and "Make Someone Happy," from such shows as GYPSY, FUNNY GIRL and more.



Music by Johann Strauss
Libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genée
English Adaptation by Quade Winter

With full 30-piece orchestra

Press Opening: Monday, December 26, 2016 at 2 pm
Wednesday, December 28 at 2 pm
Thursday, December 29 at 8 pm
Friday, December 30 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 31 (New Year's Eve) at 8 pm
Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 2 pm

Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston

Husband and wife meet at a party neither is supposed to be attending -- and he unwittingly woos his disguised mate. Johann Strauss' ode to champagne and indiscretion features many famous melodies loved the world over.

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