1981 - 1982
Opening Night, The First 75 Years
OPENING NIGHT - THE FIRST 75 YEARS features music from various memorable shows presented over Orpheus's first 75 years. The show was developed by long-time Orpheans Nancy Turner, Paul Gaffney and Frank Burke and highlights the different phases that Orpheus went through ranging from Glee Club Recitals (1906-16), through Operettas (1917-54) and then to Broadway musicals from 1955 to 1981. Close to 50 numbers from 42 Orpheus productions feature as much of this memorable music as can fit in the time available. Continuity and context are provided by two hosts as well as film clips and still projections.
Director: Paul Gaffney and Nancy Turner
Musical Director: Frank Burke
Choreographer: Marnie Edwards