1991 - 1992
The Merry Widow
Paris, early years of the 20th century…
The Merry Widow centres around the life of Sonia, a pretty, young Marsovian widow residing in Paris, and heiress to twenty million francs. Baron Popoff, the Marsovian Ambassador, has received instructions that Sonia must marry one of her own countrymen, so that the huge inheritance will remain in Marsovia. Popoff, aided by Nish, the Embassy messenger, has selected Prince Danilo, the Embassy attaché, to become Sonia's husband. The Prince however, prefers spending most of his time at Maxim's with ZoZo, LoLo, DoDo and their friends.
How the Baron Popoff in desperation endeavours to win Sonia for himself, how the Prince eliminates his rivals, and how everything is finally resolved in true Operetta manner, provides much merriment and gives the opportunity to introduce the delightful melodies for which Franz Lehar has become famous.
Director: Sheila Shields
Musical Director: Brian Boggs
Choreographer: Aileen Szkwarek