Midlands Light Opera Society has announced the Love, Laughter and Light Opera Cabaret on November 18 at The Living Room. The program will begin at 7:30.
There will be love songs and comedic numbers from Golden Age musicals and operettas including HMS Pinafore, The Mikado, and Die Fledermaus. There will be some golden oldies, new takes on familiar pieces, and sneak peeks of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience, which the group will perform in February, and an original horror-inspired opera that will premiere in the summer of 2024.
Singers include Nikki Anderson, Greer Arcomona, Michael Brown, Jason Collins, Lilith Clary, Evelyn Clary, Abraham Hardy, Laura Hutchins, Roddey Smith, and Felicia Torres, who will be accompanied by Mary Ann Clary and Ashleigh Morse on keyboard. Ann Benson and David Bankston, who have enjoyed international operatic careers, will serve as emcees.
Midlands Light Opera Society is in its first year, and its twofold mission is to bring fully staged live operetta to the midlands and to give local performers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels the opportunity to perform these works.
Tickets for adults will be $20. Tickets for those under 18 are $10. Tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or card. No checks. The Living Room is located at 6729 Two Notch Road in Columbia, right next to Very’s Restaurant.