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Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Phone (734) 973-3264
Fax (734) 973-6281
Email: constu@comcast.net
www.comicoperaguild.org

COG's FOLLIES

Friday, November 1, 7 pm,

Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor

Admission FREE!

This revue-concert will feature high spirited and comic entertainment, reminiscent of the Ziegfeld Follies. Classically trained singers and instrumentalists will cross over into light-hearted music from the 1920s to the present day, from shows, Vaudeville and even Tom Lehrer and Eric Idle. Singers: Chris Grapentine, Glenn Perry, Holly Perry, Thomas Petiet, Patricia Petiet, Donald Regan, Tiffany Thorpe and Zoe Zdrojewski. Instrumentalists: Margaret Counihan, Erik Hildinger, Elizabeth Hildinger and Lisa Lava-Kellar.

Engelbert Humperdinck's

Hansel and Gretel

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 14, 15, 8 pm / Sunday, Feb. 16, 2 pm
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron Street Ypsilanti

Claudia Wier directs this updated version of Humperdinck’s immortal opera. Now set in 1980, this English version by Thomas Petiet brings the predicament of Hansel and Gretel, as well as the evil designs of the Witch into the modern world. It is part of the Guild’s Education and Outreach Program.

TICKETS: Available shortly

Harold Haugh Vocal Competition Finals –

Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm
Jackson Symphony Performance Hall
215 West Michigan, Jackson, Michigan

Once again, the Comic Opera Guild sponsors this internationally respected competition. Unique among competitions, it requires singers to employ selections from light opera, and rewards them equally for technical and acting ability.

See VOCAL COMPETITION page for entry

Admission Free

John Philip Sousa's

The Bride Elect

Sat., May 30, 8 pm & Sun., May 31, 3 pm
Riverside Arts Center, 76 Huron Street Ypsilanti

The Musicals in Concert Series continues with a performance of this 1898 operetta by John Philip Sousa that will result in the world’s first recording. Along with El Capitan, and The Charlatan, The Bride Elect is also a famous march based on the hit songs of the operetta. David Troiano returns to conduct the soloists and chorus in this rousing show.

AUDITIONS: See AUDITIONS page

TICKETS: Available shortly