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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org (864) 593-2000
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
Boyd Galloway, Steve Compton, Daniel Marlatt, Sara Magun and Amy Joye-Bailey