The Ohio Light Opera
Professional Theatre

Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Ogden Nash
Book by Ogden Nash and S.J. Perelman

Show Description:
A most intriguing combination indeed: the comical and romantic lyrics of America's master of light verse, Ogden Nash; the witty and stylish dialogue of humorist S. J. Perelman; and the captivating musical score of Kurt Weill. One Touch of Venus exploits that ever-popular premise of a statue of Venus that comes to life, but can't quite adapt to the real world. Art aficionado Whitelaw Savory has installed in his museum a statue of Venus that bears a resemblance to a former girlfriend. The statue comes to life, but takes a liking not to its owner, but rather to Savory's barber Rodney Hatch, from Ozone Heights. Rodney's fiancee Gloria is furious, Savory is despondent over his unrequited love for Venus, and Venus has her hands full in winning over the reticent Rodney. This show is perhaps the closest that Weill ever came to pure musical comedy - but with an obvious debt to operetta. Song hits include Venus' "I Am a Stranger Here Myself," Savory's "West Wind," and the irresistibly seductive "Speak Low," with which Venus tries to ensnare Rodney after he has whisked Gloria off to the North Pole. One Touch of Venus has been one of OLO's most requested titles, and Kurt Weill, not heard at OLO since last century, remains one of musical theatre's greatest ambassadors.

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June 25 - August 8


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$10-$52 Reserved Seating

(330) 263-2345

The Ohio Light Opera
1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691

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