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The Student Prince

Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson Street Evanston

In The Student Prince, young love blossoms in Old Heidelberg as the betrothed heir to the throne goes off to university, only to fall for a beautiful waitress in the beer garden.

Presented by Light Opera Works

Thru - Aug 28, 2011

Price: $32-$92

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 847-869-6300

Running Time: 2hrs, 45mins; two intermission

  The Student Prince Reviews

Chicago Tribune - Somewhat Recommended

"...Artistic director Rudy Hogenmiller has forged a wholly traditional staging of the operetta — rising and falling drops; unspeakably broad comedic performances in the character roles; huge choruses of students and waitress all squeezing themselves through the same tiny tavern door like Germanic clowns. Tom Burch's set could not be more predictable."
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Chris Jones

ChicagoCritic - Highly Recommended

"...Light Opera Work’s entertaining 2 hour, 45 minute production soars with the 26 member orchestra conducted deftly by Roger L. Bingaman. It is so refreshing to witness classic operettas and musicals performed exactly as the originals! Light Opera Works proudly cherishes and respects these works- and it shows! Take your teens to see this wonderful look back into the world of early 20th Century operetta. They’ll experience something they’ll remember. It is important that we continue to expose each generation to the gems of the past. This production is worthy of that honor."
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Tom WIlliams

Chicago Stage Standard - Highly Recommended

"...Appropriately young and very game, the chorus are both pitch and picture perfect, students and barmaids to make the show’s Northwestern University locale doubly apt. Jeff Hendry costumes them precisely and elegantly for the turn-of-the-(last)-century setting, while Tom Burch’s disparate settings chart the distance from court to college. Finally, Roger L. Bingaman conducts an orchestra as rich as the score. “The Student Prince,” alas, plays as briefly as does Karl Fran z’’ spring fling. It’s Chicago theater’s last rose of summer."

Lawrence Bommer

Around The Town Chicago - Recommended

"...This is a very large and energetic production with voices that are pure and singers who are able to make sure that every word is heard, clearly! Even with the 26 piece orchestra in the pit, led as always to perfection by Roger L. Bingaman, we are treated to musical theater as it should be done-with clarity and love, and this cast, under the skillful direction ad choreography of Rudy Hogenmiller shows their love for the work they are performing-it shows! The sets by Tom Burch fill the stage and the wonderful costumes by Jeff Handry are equal to any major theater in town. Andrew Meyers’ lighting and David Lee Bradke’s sound make it all clear and the prop people Anders Jacobson and Judy Radovsky handled a lot of small items without a hitch. Light Opera Works knows how to do it right."
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Alan Bresloff

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