The Ohio Light Opera
Professional Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Abe Burrows

Show Description:
For many theatre historians and Broadway enthusiasts, the greatest of all American song composers, Cole Porter brought more of himself, his extraordinary life, and his times to his stage works than any of his contemporaries. Ohio Light Opera, following in the footsteps of its recently acclaimed productions of Porter's rarely staged Jubilee and Silk Stockings, turns its attention this season to the ever-engaging Can-Can, set in 1893 in Porter's beloved Paris, and featuring one of the composer's most glorious scores. Can-can dancers at La Mome Pistache's Montmartre night club are constantly arrested, and then acquitted, on morals charges. A new, upright judge, Aristide, pays a visit to the club to see for himself - he is determined to enforce the law and get results. Instead, he is enchanted by the dance and falls hard for Pistache, eventually gets disbarred, and joins with his paramour in getting arrested so that he can have his own day in court and, with Pistache, refute the obscenity charges. Few shows have contributed more tunes to the Top 40 charts: "C'est Magnifique," "Live and Let Live," "Allez-Vous En," "It's All Right with Me," and the haunting "I Love Paris."

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June 18 - August 8

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$10-$52 Reserved Seating

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1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691

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