The Ohio Light Opera
Professional Theatre

Music, Lyrics, and Book by Ivor Novello

Show Description:
A few years back, the Ohio Light Opera struck gold with the first U.S. production in seven decades of Welsh-born Ivor Novello’s 1939 The Dancing Years. Six years later, in 1945, the composer wrote music, lyrics, and book for a fascinating three-generation (à la Romberg’s Maytime) romantic musical titled Perchance to Dream—with title borrowed from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Its gripping plotline—set totally at the Huntersmoon mansion in England, but spread out over 127 years from 1818 to 1945—deals with the intrigues, flirtations, quarrels, and tragedies of three sets of characters—drawn together by historical family ties and a ghostly sense of romantic destiny. The show played in London for more than 1000 performances and became one of the greatest West End hits of the 1940s. Song hits include the waltz “Love Is My Reason for Living,” “The Night that I Curtsied to the King,” and the unforgettable “We’ll Gather Lilacs.”  This OLO production is an American premiere and, very possibly, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—don’t miss it!

Staff and Cast:

Musical Director:


Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

July 24 - August 7

Showtimes vary.  Visit HERE for more information.

$10-$55 Reserved Seating

(330) 263-2345
Order Tickets Online

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

Promotional Materials: