GLOW Presents Die Fledermaus (The Bat)

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Audiences will swoon to Johann “The Waltz King” Strauss’s delightful music as well as howl with laughter at this new and improved English translation by Quade Winter. Set in 1920s Vienna, Die Fledermaus follows the adventures of self-styled ladies man Gabriel von Eisenstein. Eisentein has just infuriated the local magistrate in court by loudly contesting a jaywalking citation, and has received three days in jail. But, before turning himself into the authorities, he can’t resist an invitation to the “party of the century,” thrown by the wealthy Russian Count Orlovsky.

Even though he is married to the lovely Rosalinda, he can’t resist a good evening of “wenching.” Good friend Dr. Falke has been plotting revenge on Eisenstein ever since he left him tied to a tree in the center of town, drunk and dressed in his Bat costume after a masquerade ball ten years earlier. Little does Eisenstein know of the hoax about to be played on him! You don’t have to be an operetta afficionado to enjoy Die Fledermaus. The light and lively score contains tunes you love, and tunes you didn’t know that you loved!

Die Fledermaus is the second Main Stage production in GLOW’s 2010-11 season, and comes on the heels of our highly successful production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury last November. The operetta stars Patrick Howle as Gabriel von Eisentien, Serena Hill as Rosalinda von Eisenstein, Michael Hix as Dr. Falke, Brandon Snook as Alfred, Diana Thompson as Adele, Dixie Roberts as Count Orlovsky with Michael LaRoche as Frank, Jonathan Kilpatrick as Blind, and Bruce Meahl as Frosch, the drunken jailor. AND – special appearance by dancers from the Carolina Ballet Theatre!

Die Fledermaus will perform May 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 8pm and May 8 at 3pm at Centre Stage Theatre in beautiful downtown Greenville. Tickets are $20 for Adults, with discounts for Seniors ($18) and Students ($13). All seats are reserved. The box office can be reached at 864.233.6733 from 2:00-6:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and two hours before performances.

The theater is located at 501 River Street inside the Morgan Stanley Citi-Smith Barney building just one block off Main Street in downtown Greenville. For more information, please visit GLOW’s website at www.GreenvilleLightOperaWorks.com.


Production Details:

Play title: Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, II

Play type: Operetta

Dates/Times: May 6,7,13,14 at 8:00pm; May 8 at 3pm

Location: Centre Stage 501 River Street,

Greenville SC 29601

Tickets: Adults ($20), Seniors ($18), Students ($13)

Box Office: (864) 233-6733 Hours are 2-6pm

Tuesday -Friday and two hours before performances

Contact: Jenna Tamisiea, Artistic Director

jennatamisiea@greenvilleopera.org (864) 593-2000

Website: www.GreenvilleLightOperaWorks.com


Production Personnel:

Jenna Tamisiea, Director

Christian Elser, Conductor

Hailey Darnell, Accompanist

Bailey Rotenberry, Production Stage Manager

Tony Penna, Lighting Designer

William Burns, Scenic Designer

Michelle Fleming, Costume Assistant

Wofford Jones, Technical Coordinator



Patrick Howle (baritone): Gabriel von Eisentein

Serena Hill (soprano): Rosalinda von Eisenstein

Michael Hix (baritone): Dr. Falke, best friend of Gabriel

Brandon Snook (tenor): Alfred, Rosalinda’s old flame

Diana Thompson (soprano): Adele, the Eisenstein’s maid

Dixie Roberts (mezzo-soprano): Count Orlovsky, rich Russian boy-prince

Michael LaRoche (baritone): Frank, the superintendent of Jails

Lindsay Hilliard Malcher (soprano): Ida, Adele’s cousin

Bruce Meahl (actor): Frosch, the drunken jailor



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