The Ohio Light Opera
Professional Theatre

Music by Jerome Kern
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Show Description:
In a series of 30 breezy, endlessly tuneful, Broadway shows between 1912 and 1927, Jerome Kern laid the foundation for the modern musical comedy. His 1927 Show Boat broke with even his own formulas and elevated the art form to a new level of sophistication, relevance, and respect. Over the next dozen years, he wrote the scores for eight shows, the most successful of which were in the style of Continental operettas, but imbued with his inescapable American melodic charm. Music in the Air concerns a Bavarian music teacher and conductor, Dr. Walter Lessing, who has written a tune for which his daughter Sieglinde’s boyfriend Karl has provided the lyric. The young couple heads off to Munich to find a publisher, but problems—romantic and otherwise—ensue when Karl begins a flirtation with operetta star Frieda, and operetta composer Bruno Mahler promises to make Sieglinde a star and his lover. Kern’s score bristles with sublime top-40 standards: “I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star,” “The Song Is You,” “There’s a Hill Beyond a Hill,” and the exquisite “In Egern on the Tegern See.”

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July 11 - August 8


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$10-$55 Reserved Seating

(330) 263-2345
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The Ohio Light Opera
1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691

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