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Albert Herring  

Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Eric Crozier
Director Mitra Sadeghpour
Conductor Nobuyoshi Yasuda
Musical Director Daniel Newman
Technical Director Arthur F. Gulig
Scenic & Lighting Design Kevin D. Gawley
Costume Design Mallory Prucha-Rishoi
Choreographer Toni Poll-Sorensen
Sound Design Arthur F. Gulig
Properties Design Shane Capaul*
*Theatre Student

Gantner Concert Hall
Feb. 26-28 & March 5-7 at 7:30 p.m.
March 8 at 1:30 p.m.

"Albert Herring" Photo Gallery


Benjamin Britten’s highly acclaimed comic opera Albert Herring is the coming-of-age adventure of a simple English grocer’s lad who has been unwittingly selected as Loxford’s first-ever May King!  When the village do-rights – the formidable Lady Billows, her “investigative” housekeeper Florence, curmudgeonly Police Superintendent Budd, the prim school mistress Miss Wordsworth, uppity Mayor Upfold, and the blessedly normal Vicar – are unable to identify a suitable young lady to be crowned the annual May Queen, they approach the virtuous and timid Albert who grudgingly accepts at the insistence of his overbearing Mum.  At the May Day coronation, after a lifetime of doing as he is told, Albert finally breaks the apron strings and shocks the town simultaneously with the help of his friend Sid and some “fortified” celebration punch! Sung in English.

"Albert Herring" Cast
Lady Billows, an elderly autocrat................................Lauren Tompkins
Florence Pike, Lady Billow's Personal Assistant............Angela Nieman
Miss Wordsworth, Head Teacher at the Church School.....Allison Wells
Mr. Gedge, the Vicar.................................................Joseph Aumann
Mr. Upfold, the Mayor....................................................Jonas Hacker
Superintendent Budd....................................................Anthony Reed
Sid, a Butcher's Shophand.........................................Ryan S. Metcalf
Albert Herring, from the Greengrocer's.........................Kevin M. Newell
Nancy, from the Bakery..................................................Andrea Fuss
Mrs. Herring, Albert's Mother.....................................Elisabeth Cejpek
Emmie, Village Child................................................Tara Sue Metcalf
Cis, Village Child.......................................................Brooke Johnson
Harry, Village Child......................................................Laura Petricka
The Town's Naughty Teens:                                                               
      Jennifer Searl.........................................................Alicia Fitchett
      Elizabeth Newell.................................................Meagan Seubert
      Winifred Brown.....................................................Emily Worzalla
      Amelia Keats......................................................Stephanie Kass
      Tom Hood.................................................................James Held
May Day Dancers.................................Koryna Flores, Rachael Bejin,
                               Stephanie Kass, Megan Hoffman, Laura Deshane

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