Departments of Theatre Arts and Music
- Naughty Marietta, by Victor Herbert, book by Rida Johnson Young
- Dailey Theatre
University of La Verne
1950 Third St.
La Verne, CA
- November 14, 15, 16 – 8:00 pmNovember 21, 22, 23 – 8:00 pmNovember 17, 23 – 2:00 pm matinee
About the Program:
First produced in 1910, Naughty Marietta is one of the classics of the American musical theatre, perhaps best known for the wonderful song, "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life at Last I’ve Found You!" The 1935 MGM movie version was the first film teaming of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy and was nominated for an Oscar. This updated version was commissioned by the New York City Opera, and opened there in 1978.
Victor Herbert’s most frequently produced operetta is Babes in Toyland, first produced in 1903. Upon seeing long lines for the 1910 opening of Naughty Marietta, Herbert observed "If I had known that a title would draw such crowds, I would have called my 1903 Babes in Toyland — Naughty Babes in Toyland."
The ULV Theatre production features a company of more than 40 actors, singers, dancers, swordsmen, pirates and puppets performing the entire score (and book!) with live piano accompaniment. The production is directed by Dr. David Flaten, Professor of Theatre, with musical direction by Dr. Scott Farthing, Assistant Professor of Music.
General Admission is $10.00, seniors, students, ULV faculty and staff are $5.00For reservations/information, call (909) 593-3511 ext. 4386# # #
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