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"The Hotel Casablanca"
Start Date: 3/11/2016Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 3/11/2016
This event recurs daily until 3/12/2016.   Click here to see the series dates.

Event Description

"A Texas Sized Opera"


This season, Willamette University’s Dramatic Vocal Arts Program and The University Chamber Orchestra, in collaboration with the Theatre Department, presents Thomas Pasatieri’s The Hotel Casablanca directed by Allison Swensen-Mitchell and conducted by Hector Aguero.

The Hotel Casablanca, set deep in the heart of 1940’s Texas, is a fast-paced and witty comic opera that parodies Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. American composer Thomas Pasatieri brings a rich wealth of opera and film score experience to his beautiful score and original libretto in a boisterously funny tale of mistaken identity, suspicion and love. Based on Georges Feydeau’s play A Flea in Her Ear, this well-crafted farce introduces us to the owners of the Double T Ranch, a wealthy Texan couple who want to “toughen up” their 25-year-old nephew who is visiting from New York. A secret visit to the seedy Casablanca Hotel sets the stage ablaze with jealousy and distrust. Come join us for a hilarious night of Texas-sized laughs and great music in Smith Auditorium. Performances will be March 10, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and March 13 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are available at, 503-370-6221 or, 503-370-6255, students $5, regular admission $10.

Location Information:
*WU Campus - Smith Auditorium  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300
Contact Information:
Name: Diane Trevett
Phone: 5033706687
Hotel Casablanca Poster
Admission / Ticket Info:
Purchase tickets at the Willlamette Music or Theatre office.

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