Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ The Superior Light Opera Association will present Ã‚“HereÃ‚’s a How De-Do! An Evening with Gilbert and SullivanÃ‚” on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Northern Michigan University. A cash bar will open at 5:45 p.m. in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms and dinner will be served at 6:15.Ã‚ The concert, featuring an ensemble of NMU and Marquette singers performing comedic songs from the Gilbert and Sullivan repertory, will begin at 7:30.Ã‚
Tickets that include both dinner and the concert must be purchased in advance by Nov. 10.Ã‚ They are available at all NMU EZ ticket outlets for $25. Concert-only tickets are also available for $15.
Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ The SLOA was formed by NMU music professor Robert Engelhart based on the enthusiastic response to performances of The Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore. The organization will help produce a light opera each year, complete with a full orchestra. It plans to present more Gilbert and Sullivan operas over the next three to five years, beginning with The Mikado in April.Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚
SLOA members will also provide scholarships for vocal studies at NMU and support for educational travel. Many members will volunteer with costuming, lighting, publicity and set construction. A future goal of the group is to develop or sponsor opera education activities for local public schools.