York University Theatre Department will present No Opera at the Op'ry House Tonight, or Too Good to Be True, an old-fashioned melodrama written with a fast, contemporary flair.
The play will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, 20, 21 with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on Oct. 22. Make reservations at york.edu/boxoffice. General admission tickets are $10, senior and student tickets are $7. University employees and students may attend for free.
The Salami Opera Company is about to fall apart in the dusty hamlet of Desert Rat in the Arizona Territory. The foul villain, Baron Wolfgang von Wolfpack, played by Simeon Tremaine, knows that the prima donna, Alma Pumpernickel, played by Mallory Myers, is about to inherit a fortune in gold mines. He'd force her to marry him at once except that she has no title, and family pride prevents him from marrying a commoner. What mischievous means will Wolfpack go through to acquire a title for Alma so that he might acquire her wealth?
The cast also includes Dalton Brandt, Sam Cook, Samara Hannel, Addison Harrold, Leah Lane-Embray, Orren Limbrick, Drake Richtarik, Eliza Rohda, and Anthony White.
This will be the final York University mainstage production for Samara Hannel.
“This has been an experience I would never trade for anything,” expressed Hannel, a senior from Odessa, Mo. “I am so thankful to Professor John Baker for giving me a chance and letting me be his right hand on this stage for the last three years.”
“This production is very fun and upbeat,” shared Cook, a junior from Murray, Neb. “I love all the jokes and feel excited to hear the audience laughing their way through the whole show!”
When asked about her character, “My character can’t sing, but she thinks she can,” shared Lane-Embray, a senior from St. Joseph, Mo. “I’ve had so much fun seeing my co-actors’ reactions. I can’t wait to see and hear the audience’s reaction to my horrendous voice.”
Cheer, sigh, boo, hiss and throw popcorn while supplies last!
The show is directed by Professor John I. Baker III and assistant directed by student Jaelynn Davis.
The show will be held at the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center located at 1098 E 10th St. on the York University campus.