History

Comic Opera Guild Performance Chronology

Original Translations or Performing Versions

1974 BASTIEN UND BASTIENNE* (Mozart)

AGES AGO (Gilbert & Clay)

Jan. 12, 19, Ann Arbor

1974 COX & BOX (Burnand & Sullivan)

Ann Arbor Art Fair Summer, Huron Hotel, Ypsilanti 22 performances

1975 DIE FLEDERMAUS* (Strauss-Morningstar/Swain)

Feb. 6 - 8, Ann Arbor Feb. 21, Niles

1975 THE ZOO (Stephenson & Sullivan)

Ann Arbor Ypsilanti

1976 LA BELLE HELENE* (Offenbach-Morningstar/Swain)

Feb. 4 - 7, Ann Arbor Feb. 21, Niles

1976 BABES IN TOYLAND* (Herbert-Curtis/Dorrien)

Oct. 23, 24 Saline Nov. 6, Oak Park Nov. 20, Adrian Nov. 21, Kalamazoo

Nov. 27, 28, Ann Arbor Dec. 4, Cheboygan

1977 THE MERRY WIDOW* (Lehar-Morningstar)

Feb. 9 - 12, Ann Arbor Feb. 19, Kalamazoo Feb. 26, Niles

1977 LA SERVA PADRONA* (Pergolesi)*

BA-TA-CLAN * (Offenbach-Orenstein)

Oct. 15, Whitehall Oct. 22, Leslie Oct. 28, 29, Ann Arbor

Nov. 6, Big Rapids Nov. 12, Harrison

1978 ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD* (Offenbach-Petiet)

Feb. 1 - 4, Ann Arbor

1978 BEGGAR'S OPERA (Gay)

Oct. 21, Ann Arbor Oct. 28, Mercy College, Detroit Nov. 6, Grand Rapids

Nov. 18, Leslie April 21, Houghton-Calumet

1978 COX & BOX (Burnand & Sullivan)

June 17, Detroit

1979 GYPSY BARON* (Strauss-Morningstar)

Feb. 7 - 10, Ann Arbor Mar. 3, Mt. Clemens Mar. 10, Adrian

1979 MARRIAGE CONTACT* (Rossini-Petiet/Simmerman)

Oct. 10, Ann Arbor Oct. 11, Oxford

1980 LA PERICHOLE* (Offenbach-Orenstein)

Feb. 27- Mar. 1, Ann Arbor Mar. 15, Mt. Clemens

1980 MUSIC MASTER* (Pergolesi-Petiet)

April, Ann Arbor April 11, St. Ignace April 12, Calumet May 4, Ann Arbor

1980 AGES AGO (Gilbert & Clay)

COX & BOX (Burnand & Sullivan)

IOLANTHE (Gilbert & Sullivan)

June 21-27, Saugatuck

1980 COX & BOX (Burnand & Sullivan)

Nov. 14 - 15, Ann Arbor

1981 NAUGHTY MARIETTA* (Herbert-Petiet)

Feb. 11 - 14, Ann Arbor Mar. 7, Adrian

1981 MARRIAGE CONTRACT* (Rossini-Petiet/Simmerman)

Apr. 24, Ann Arbor

1981 SCENES FROM CANDIDE (Bernstein) FESTIVAL OF DOVES* (Breton-Petiet)

Oct. 16, 17, Ann Arbor Nov. 7, Monroe Comm. College Nov. 14, Petoskey

Dec. 3-6, Manchester

1982 LA VIE PARISIENNE* (Offenbach-Orenstein)

Feb. 3 - 6, Ann Arbor Mar. 7, Big Rapids Mar. 13, Tecumseh May, 23, Adrian

1983 DESERT SONG (Romberg)

Feb. 10 - 12, Ann Arbor

1983 COMEDY CLASSICS-CONCERT

April 23, Ann Arbor

1983 BABES IN TOYLAND* (Herbert-Petiet)

Dec. 17, 18, Ann Arbor

1984 THE MERRY WIDOW* (Lehar-Morningstar)

Mar. 1-4, Ann Arbor

1984 SCENES FROM GREAT OPERETTAS I-Concert

Sep. 28, Ann Arbor

1985 THE BRIGANDS (Offenbach-Gilbert)

Mar. 21 - 23, Ann Arbor

1985 SCENES FROM GREAT OPERETTAS II-Concert

Nov. 14, Wyandotte Nov. 22, Ann Arbor

1986 BABES IN TOYLAND* (Herbert-Petiet)

Jan. 11 - 12, Calumet Jan. 13, Escanaba Jan. Marquette

1986 EL CAPITAN (Sousa-Minnesota Version)

Feb. 13 - 15, Ann Arbor Mar. 15, Ionia

1986 CHAPTER & WORSE* (Petiet)

Ann Arbor Nov. 21, Riverview

1987 KISMET (Borodin-Forrest & Wright)

Feb. 5 - 7, Ann Arbor Feb. 14, Ionia Feb. 21, Big Rapids

1988 SHOWBOAT (Kern-Hammerstein)

Feb. 18 - 20, Ann Arbor Feb. 27, Toledo

1989 A NIGHT IN VENICE* (Strauss-Petiet)

Feb. 9 - 11, Ann Arbor Feb. 18, Toledo

1989 THE ELIXIR OF LOVE (Donizetti-R&T Martin)

May 3 - 7, Ann Arbor

1990 DIE FLEDERMAUS* (Strauss-Morningstar/Swain)

Feb. 22 - 24, Ann Arbor Mar. 2, Battle Creek

1990 CHAPTER & WORSE* (Petiet)

Nov. 28 - Dec. 9, Ann Arbor

1991 IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK-Revue

BA-TA-CLAN * (Offenbach-Orenstein)

Sep. 19 - 22, Ann Arbor

1991 BABES IN TOYLAND* (Herbert-Petiet)

Nov. 22 - Dec. 7, Ann Arbor

1992 THE MAGIC FLUTE* (Mozart-Petiet)

Nov. 20 - 28, Ann Arbor

1993 THEATRE MUSICK OF MERRY ENGLAND

Apr. 24, Ann Arbor

1993 ROBINSON CRUSOE* (Offenbach-Petiet)

Nov. 19-27, Ann Arbor

1994 YOUR HIT PARADE-Concert

 Apr. 23, 30, Ann Arbor

1995 THE FLEDERMAUS* (Strauss-Morningstar/Swain)

Feb. 3 - 4, 10-11, Ann Arbor

1995 YOUR HIT PARADE-Concert

Sep. 16, Ann Arbor Sep. 30, Ypsilanti Oct. 21, Ann Arbor

1996 STRICTLY VAUDEVILLE*

May 10-12, Ann Arbor

1997 MERRY WIDOW* (Lehar-Morningstar)

Feb. 14, South Lyon Feb. 22, Ann Arbor Apr. 5-6, Alma

1997 SILVER SOIREE-Concert

Oct. 18, Ann Arbor

1998 ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD* (Offenbach-Petiet)

Feb. 26 - Mar. 1, Ann Arbor

1998 BEL CANTO TO BROADWAY-Concert

Nov. 20 - 21, Ann Arbor

1999 KISMET (Borodin-Forrest & Wright)

Feb. 25 - 28, Ann Arbor

2000 CARMEN (Bizet, lyric trans. Irwin, dial. trans. Petiet)

Feb. 24 - 27, Ann Arbor

2001 EL CAPITAN (Sousa-Lyric Int. Version)

Feb. 22 - 25, Ann Arbor

2002 THE MAGIC FLUTE* (Mozart-Petiet)

Feb. 9, Chelsea Feb. 16,17, Alma Mar. 7 - 9, Ann Arbor May 18, Manistee

2002 PARIS GOES PLATINUM-Concert

Sept. 21, Ann Arbor

2003 THE BEGGAR'S OPERA

February 13 - 16, Ann Arbor March 15, South Haven April 5, Chelsea

2003 FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN-Porter

May 30 - 31, Ann Arbor

2003 SING FOR YOUR SUPPER-Concert

August 10, Ann Arbor

2003 LEAVE IT TO JANE- Kern

Oct. 10,11,12, Ann Arbor

2004 THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT* - Rossini

January 24 - 24, Ann Arbor

2004 DIE FLEDERMAUS*- Strauss

April 15-18, Ann Arbor

2004 VICTOR HERBERT FESTIVAL I-Herbert June 1-13, 18-20, Ann Arbor

Mademoiselle Modiste

The Princess Pat

The Only Girl

When Sweet Sixteen

The Red Mill

Sweethearts

2004 BABES IN TOYLAND* (Herbert-Petiet)

Nov. 20 - 21Ann Arbor Dec. 18, Dexter

2005 JEROME KERN FESTIVAL I June 10-12, 17-19, Ann Arbor

Have a Heart

Very Good, Eddie

The Cabaret Girl

Oh, Boy!

Oh, Lady! Lady!!

Sally

2005 VICTOR HERBERT FESTIVAL II-Herbert July 29-31, Aug. 5-7, Ann Arbor

The Singing Girl

Orange Blossoms

The Enchantress

Babette

Little Nemo

It Happened in Nordland

2005 Sally-Kern Aug. 27, Village Theater, Canton

Orange Blossoms- Herbert Aug. 28, Village Theater, Canton

2006 VICTOR HERBERT FESTIVAL III-Herbert May 5-7, Ann Arbor

The Idol's Eye

Dream City and the Magic Knight

The Prima Donna

2007 PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Feb. 15 - 17 Village Theater, Canton

2007 VICTOR HERBERT FESTIVAL IV-Herbert May 4-6, Madonna Univ., Livonia

The Madcap Duchess

Dolly Dollars

The Viceroy

2007 VICTOR HERBERT FESTIVAL V-Herbert June 30-July 1, Madonna Univ., Livonia

Her Regiment

Mlle. Rosita

2008 THE FORTUNE TELLER – Victor Herbert

Feb. 8,9 Village Theater, Canton

2009 ORANGE BLOSSOMS – Victor Herbert

April 3,4 Village Theater, Canton

2009 KATINKA – Rudolf Friml

November 5,7 Vitosha Haus, Ann Arbor

2009 THE CHARLATAN– John Phillip Sousa

November 6,8 Vitosha Haus, Ann Arbor

2009 THE AMEER – Victor Herbert

November 22, St. Mary Magdalen, Hazel Park

2010 SALLY – Jerome Kern

April 8 - 11, Village Theater, Canton

2010 THE ROSE OF CASTILE — Michael William Balfe

November 3 & 5, Northside Community Church

2010 CHRIS AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP — John Philip Sousa

November 6, Northside Community Church

2011 THE GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN – Jacques Offenbach

February 24 - 26, Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, Ann Arbor

April 2 - 3. The Village Theater, Canton

2011 THE PRINCE OF PILSEN – Gustav Luders

November 10 & 12, Vitosha Haus, Ann Arbor

2011 THE GIRL FROM UTAH – Paul Rubens, Sidney Jones, Jerome Kern

November 11 & 13, Vitosha Haus, Ann Arbor

2012 THE RED MILL – Victor Herbert

March 31, April 1, 2012, The Village Theater, Canton

2012 MISS CAMILLE and NAUGHTY MARIETTA - Victor Herbert

May 20, 2012, St. Mary Magdelen Church, Hazel Park

2012 THE LAVENDER LADY – Victor Herbert

Recording session and first performance ever

May 21, 2012, St. Mary Magdelen Church, Hazel Park

2012 MADAME SHERRY – Karl Hoschna, Otto Harbach

October 20 & 21, Vitosha Haus, Ann Arbor

2013 LIGHT CAVALRY – Von Suppe

February 7-9, Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, Ann Arbor

2013 FLORODORA – Leslie Stuart

November 9, Towsley Auditorium, Ann Arbor

2014 HER HIGHNESS THE PRINCE – Offenbach-Petiet

April 5 & 6, Towsley Auditorium, Ann Arbor

2014 THE WIZARD OF THE NILE – Victor Herbert
2014 THE DREAM GIRL and THE SONGBIRDS – Victor Herbert

June 26 & 27, St. Mary Magdelen Church, Hazel Park

2015 ERMINIE– Edward Jakobowski

February 28 & March 1, Towsley Auditorium, Ann Arbor

2016 THE BARBER OF SEVILLE - Giaochino Rossini

Feb. 25 - 27, Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, Ann Arbor, MI

March 5, Ford Performing Arts Center, Dearborn

March 19, Mendel Center, Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor

April 2, White Auditorium, Spring Arbor University

2016 THE RETURN OF THE STARS CONCERT

Oct. 23, Zion Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor, MI

2017 THE FREE LANCE – John Philip Sousa

April 2, Towsley Auditorium, Ann Arbor

2017 APPLE BLOSSOMS – Fritz Kreisler and Victor Jacobi

January 20 - 21, Kreft Ctr., Concordia Univ., Ann Arbor

2018 CHAPTER AND WORSE – Tom Petiet

February 17 - 20, Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, Ann Arbor

2018 THE GIRL IN THE SPOTLIGHT – Victor Herbert

June 14, Recording Session. Michigan Sate Univ.

2018 MY GOLDEN GIRL– Victor Herbert

June 15, Recording Session. Michigan Sate Univ.

2019 MARY – Louis Hirsch

February 23 - 24, Kreft Ctr., Concordia University, Ann Arbor

2019 THE TALENT AGENT – Giovanni Pergolesi

March 23 - 24, Riverside Arts Ctr., Ypsilanti