Future opera singers are easily identified at birth due to their multi-octave crying and graceful bows as they emerge from the womb. Check out how far these tiny miracles have come with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get one ticket to see Wish Opera's production of Rose Marie at the John Bassett Theatre (a $47.06 value). Choose from two performances:
- Friday, April 15, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 16, at 8 p.m.
Founded in 2010, the Wish Opera mounts productions that speak to contemporary audiences and sport the fashions of Canadian designers, sparing performers the indignity of having to don musty cravats and moth-eaten horse costumes. Rose Marie, an operetta set in the Canadian Rockies, tells the story of a French Canadian girl, an English Canadian miner, and the Mounties and misunderstandings that interfere with the course of true love. The 1,330-seat theatre’s ear-tickling acoustics enable Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart’s music and Oscar Hammerstein’s lyrics to keep the plot moving forward and ensure that “When I’m Calling You” stays in the audience’s brainpan for one calendar year.
The operetta, which premiered on Broadway in 1924, was the longest-running Broadway musical of the 1920s. Ticket holders will be seated sidesaddle in the middle to back of the main floor, and the front to back of the balcony.
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