The Ohio Light Opera
Professional Theatre

Have a Heart

Music by Jerome Kern
Book and Lyrics by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse

Show Description:
Following on the heels of The Cabaret Girl and Oh, Lady! Lady!!, the Ohio Light Opera continues its survey of Jerome Kern's early groundbreaking musicals with his 1917 Have a Heart. In addition to its predictably enchanting Kern score - one of his most tuneful - the show features book and lyrics by Guy Bolton and master British humorist P. G. Wodehouse (whose wit won over audiences last season in Gershwin's Oh, Kay!), marking his Broadway full-score debut. The story centers on department store owner Ruddy Schoonmaker and his estranged wife Peggy, who try to salvage their marriage by spending a night at a Rhode Island beach resort. Their reconciliation efforts seem doomed by the appearance there of Ruddy's recent paramour, movie actress Dolly Brabazon, and of Peggy's recent wooer, the counterfeiter Capt. Charles Owen. Only at the intervention of elevator boy Henry - whose lines throughout the show, according to Wodehouse and Bolton, had the customers rolling in the aisles - do the romantic entanglements get resolved. Hit songs include the irresistibly catchy "You Said Something," Henry's comical "Napoleon," and the sublime "And I Am All Alone."

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July 7 - August 12


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$10-$52 Reserved Seating

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1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691

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