AN EVENING IN VIENNA
In March 2019, Banbury Operatic Society took audiences on a trip to Vienna with this stunning fully costumed and choreographed production which played not only in Banbury, but also in Hennef - Banbury's twin town in Germany!
As you may recall, in late February 2018 we were visited by the aptly named Beast from the East, which totally put paid to our production of An Evening in Vienna! Confident that ‘lightning never strikes twice’, and determined not to deny our audiences of this treat, we invited audineces once again to join us for an evening of some of the most well-known and well-loved musical gems, including The Merry Widow Waltz; The Radetzky March; The Laughing Song; Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss and many more.
These were all taken from the operettas of Jacques Offenbach, Johann Strauss, Franz Lehar and many of their contemporaries.
Operetta sprang to life in Vienna in the mid-1870s, sparked by Jacques Offenbach’s comic masterpiece, Orpheus in the Underworld, and was followed by Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and many more.
The music abounds in waltzes, marches, gypsy music and even the Can-Can, so the dancers of BOS were ‘tripping the light fantastic’ in this production which took place at Wykham Theatre, Wykham Park Academy.'
Director: Janet Bishop
Musical Director: Philip Shaw
Choreographer: Alison Hallford