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Andrea Amdahl Taylor
Maggie Clennon Reberg
Sean-Edward D. Hall
Aislinn McGhee Hassrick
J. Keegan Siebken
J. Cody Anderson
The Circus Princess
1543 W. Division Chicago
The story follows the mysterious Mr. X, a dashing circus performer, whose death-defying act is the talk of all Russia. Mr. X is hired by Grand Duke Sergius Wladmir, a jilted suitor of Princess Feodora Palinska, to pose as a Russian prince and marry her, in a ruse designed to entice the princess into marrying a “lowly” circus performer. But of course, as in any good operetta that features mistaken identity and intrigue, "Mister X" is in fact a prince who had been disinherited by his family years earlier. The music has all the classic touches of Hungarian melody and Viennese waltz that were hallmarks of Kálmán’s musical style as well as Russian-influenced songs and dances.
Presented by Chicago Folks Operetta
Thru - Jul 1, 2012
Show Type: Opera
Box Office: 708-383-2742
The Circus Princess Review Round-Up
Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended
"...Emmerich Kálmán’s lush and lively score is packed with waltzes, polkas, and even a can-can. Bill Walters's staging for Chicago Folks Operetta delivers fine vocals and first-rate orchestral playing under the skilled baton of Anthony Barrese, artistic director of Albuquerque's Opera Southwest. Art nouveau projections add to the period flavor, and charming dancing girls and bumptious jugglers evoke the circus milieu."
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ChicagoCritic - Highly Recommended
"... The Circus Princess is an outstanding,mind-blowing spectacle thatvividly demonstrates the glory and artistry of 20thCentury Viennese operetta. A romantic,tuneful, richly sung spectacle awaits at Chopin Theatre. Lovers of operetta and old-time Broadway musicals will cherish this production. Hurry,it will only be playing through July 1, 2012."
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