2017 Repertoire

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Keeping the Kungsholm tradition alive
and delighting audiences
in Rolling Meadows for 23 years - thank you!

See the world's most lifelike puppets
grace the operatic and musical stage

FEBRUARY 1ST THRU FEBRUARY 25TH

MADAMA BUTTERFLY
PUCCINI
Act II: The Flower Duet

LOUISE
CHARPENTIER
Act III: "Du puis le jour"

POPS AT THE PUPPET OPERA
- fifth Edition -
A Musical Extravaganza featuring:

WIZARD OF OZ
ARLEN / HARBURG
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow", "If I Only Had A Brain"

WEST SIDE STORY
BERNSTEIN / SONDHEIM
"One Hand, One Heart", "Tonight"

THE SOUND OF MUSIC
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
"The Sound Of Music", "Something Good"


MARCH 1ST THUR MARCH 25TH

WESTERN POPS

Featuring a collection of classic scenes from one of musical theater's most beloved genres: The American Western

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
BERLIN
"Doin' What Comes Naturally","You Can't Get a Man with a Gun",
"Anything You Can Do", "There's No Business Like Show Business"

OKLAHOMA
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
"Oh, What a Beautiful Morning", "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top",
"People will say we're in Love", "Out of my Dreams"

PAINT YOUR WAGON
LERNER/LOEWE
"I Still See Elisa", "The First Thing You Know",
"I Talk to the Trees", "Wand'rin' Star", "Gold Fever"


MARCH 29TH THRU APRIL 22ND

DIE TOTE STADT
KORNGOLD
Act I: "Marietta's Song & Duet"

LAKME
DELIBES
"Act II: The Bell Song"
SOUTH PACIFIC
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
"The Twin Soliloquies", "Now I Am Alone"
"Cockeyed Optimist", "Some Enchanted Evening"


APRIL 26TH THRU MAY 20TH

LA TRAVIATA
VERDI
Act I: "Ah fors'e lui"

  PRINCE IGOR
BORODIN
Act III: Igor's Monologue

PORGY AND BESS
GERSHWIN
"Summertime", "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin",
"Strawberries", "Bess, You Is My Woman Now", "Lord I'm on My Way"



MAY 24TH THRU June 17TH

NORMA
BELLINI
Act I: "Casta diva"

L'ELISIR D'AMORE
DONIZETTI
Act II, Scene 2: "Una furtiva lagrima"

POPS AT THE PUPPET OPERA (6th Edition)
Featuring a collection of timeless songs from classic moments in cinema

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
SONDHEIM / WHEELER
"My Friends"

CATS
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
"Memory"

LES MISÉRABLES
SCHÖNBERG / BOUBLIL / KRETZMER
"Master of the House"


JUNE 21ST THRU JULY 15TH

An OPERATIC POTPURRI Featuring:
CARMEN
BIZET
"Habanera", "Toreador Song"

GIANNI SCHICCI
PUCCINI
"O mio babbino caro"

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
ROSSINI
"Largo al factotum"

AIDA
VERDI
Act III: "The Nile Scene"

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
BOCK & HARNICK
"Tradition", "If I Were a Rich Man",
"Matchmaker", "Sunrise - Sunset"



JULY 19TH THRU AUGUST 12TH

PAGLIACCI
LEONCAVALLO
Act I: Prologue,
"Vesti la giubba":

TURANDOT
PUCCINI
Act III: "Nessun dorma"

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
MENKEN / ASHMAN
"Grow For Me", "Somewhere That's Green", "Feed Me" (Git It), "Dentist!", "Now (It's Just the Gas)", "Suddenly Seymour", "Suppertime"


AUGUST 16TH THRU SEPTEMBER 9TH

SHOWBOAT
KERN/HAMMERSTEIN
"Only Make Believe", "Just My Bill"
& "Old Man River"

RIGOLETTO
VERDI
Act III: "Para siam soli"

POPS AT THE PUPPET OPERA (4th Edition)
MAN OF LA MANCHA
WASSERMAN/DARION/LEIGH
"The Impossible Dream"

CAROUSEL
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
"You'll Never Walk Alone"

KISMET
WRIGHT/FORREST/BORODIN
"Stranger in Paradise"



SEPTEMBER 13TH THRU OCTOBER 7TH

FAUST
GOUNOD
"Act I, Scene 1: The Transformation"

LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
VERDI
Act IV: "Pace, pace mio Dio!"
THE STUDENT PRINCE
ROMBERG
"Drinking Song", "Summertime in Heidelberg",
"Serenade", "Golden Days"


OCTOBER 11TH THRU NOVEMBER 4TH

*** A HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR ***
Featuring a collection of haunting classics including:


BORIS GODUNOV
MUSSORGSKY
Act II, Scene 2: The Clock Scene

FAUST
GOUNOD
"Act IV, Scene 2: The Prison Scene"

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
ANDREW LLOYD WEBER
"Music Of The Night", "All I Ask Of You",
"Masquerade", "Point Of No Return"


NOVEMBER 8TH THRU DECEMBER 2ND

HANSEL AND GRETEL
HUMPERDINCK
All three acts of the beloved children's classic performed, in abridged form, in English.
Complimentary gingerbread cookies provided after the show.


DECEMBER 6TH THRU DECEMBER 23RD

***A Christmas Offering***

LA BOHEME
PUCCINI
Act I "Love Duet" & "O souve fanciulla"
and
Act III (Complete)

Plus our expanded
"White Christmas Interlude"
featuring new Christmas carols
beautifully performed by legendary soprano, Leontyne Price.


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