Upcoming Events

 

Showbiz Harmony

October 13 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium

Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company presents

Showbiz Harmony

Mike Lopinto, Stage Director
Michael Miles, Conductor

 Following up on the sold out Showbiz Showstoppers, members of the Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company take a new twist on Broadway classics in an evening sure to entertain and enlighten. Don’t miss this one-night-only show tune extravaganza! 

  

 

The Mikado

February 21 and 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium 

Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company presents 

The Mikado  

Rob Mulholland, Stage Director
Hector Pinzon, Music Director

 

The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu is a hilarious musical comedy by the great British comedic team of Gilbert and Sullivan. It premiered at the famous Savoy Theatre in London and originally ran for almost 700 performances. Since then (1885) thousands of opera and musical theatre companies all over the world have presented annual performances of this timeless classic. It has been translated into multiple languages and is one of the most frequently performed musical theatre pieces in history. The comedy remains fresh and relevant today because the exotic setting in Japan allows productions all over the world to poke fun at local politicians and institutions by disguising them as Japanese. We’ll be having some local and national political fun with our version as well!   

 *This production is in English. 

 

 

Verdi's Rigoletto

April 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium

Rigoletto

Jay Dean, Conductor

 A Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company Production
in cooperation with Mississippi Opera

From the same author that brought you Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, comes Verdi’s Rigoletto, a musical stage production based on Victor Hugo’s The King Amuses Himself.  One of Verdi’s masterpieces, the tragedy revolves around the lascivious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto's beautiful daughter Gilda. In the story a curse is placed on both the Duke and Rigoletto by a courtier whose daughter had been seduced by the Duke with Rigoletto's encouragement. The curse later comes to fruition when Gilda falls in love with the Duke and is mistakenly killed by an assassin hired by her own father.

 *This production is in Italian with English supertitles.