Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1932, this early George Gershwin work not only showcases the composer’s breezy, signature jazz style but exemplifies the period of American musical theatre when composers wrote for legitimate, non-amplified voices. The plot which involves a beleaguered president and a topsy-turvy White House adds an amusing contemporary resonance. Sandra Horst conducts this Canadian premiere with costumes by Lisa Magill, set by Anna Treusch, lighting by Paul Major and stage direction by Michael Patrick Albano.
Thu Mar 15 | 7:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park | BUY TICKETS
Fri Mar 16 | 7:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park | BUY TICKETS
Sat Mar 17 | 7:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park | BUY TICKETS
Sun Mar 18 | 2:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park | BUY TICKETS
$40, $25 senior, $10 student (Free for UofT students with a valid T-Card)
Major opera productions are made possible through a generous gift from David G. Broadhurst.
Opera Talk, a pre-performance lecture, will be given half an hour prior to performances of Of Thee I Sing in Room 130 at 80 Queen’s Park.
All MacMillan Theatre productions are given with SURTITLES™.
Additional funding provided by donors to the Opera Production Fund and by members of Continuo, UofT Opera’s annual giving program.