the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company is so excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for our Spring 2018 production of Princess Ida! We will be rolling out more information on our exciting take on this work in the coming days, but for now, make sure you grab your tickets for this hilarious twist on a traditional medieval fairy tale!
A hilarious twist on a traditional medieval fairy tale, Princess Ida tells the tale of a Princess, who eschews her marriage obligations to the Prince of a neighboring kingdom (made when they both were infants) to run a women’s university. Prince Hilarion has been waiting for his wedding day for twenty years. He is about to meet Princess Ida to whom he was betrothed, as a baby. Unfortunately, Princess Ida has decided that she does not want to honor the commitment, and has, instead, gone off and started a women’s college. But Hilarion does not give up hope! In an attempt to woo her, Hilarion, dresses up as a maiden and sneaks into the women’s compound, accompanied by his friends, Cyril and Florian, who are forced to dress up, as well. Once the “maidens” are in the compound, various girls attending the college discover their secret.
Friday, May 11 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 12 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 13 at 3:00pm
Ridgewood United Methodist Church
(100 Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ)
Friday, June 1 at 7:30pm
Fair Lawn Community Center
(10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ)
Want a preview of the show? We are performing a concert version of highlights from Princess Ida at Mahwah Public Library (100 Ridge Road) this Sunday at 2pm. Come and join in on the fun!