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"Cox and Box" and G & S Love Songs

Feb 18-Feb 18, 2018

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY
Sunday February 18| 3:00 PM

Description

The Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso presents, Cox and Box with Libretto by F.C. Burnand and Music by Arthur Sullivan. The other "act" will be a celebration of the various guises of Love through the lens of Gilbert and Sullivan songs, including one or two sing along songs in the mix.


Cox and Box; or, The Long-Lost Brothers, is a one-act comic opera with a libretto by F. C. Burnand and music by Arthur Sullivan, based on the 1847 farce Box and Cox by John Maddison Morton. It was Sullivan's first successful comic opera. The story concerns a landlord who lets a room to two lodgers, one who works at night and one who works during the day. When one of them has the day off, they meet each other in the room and tempers flare. Sullivan wrote this piece five years before his first opera with W. S. Gilbert, Thespis.

The piece premiered in 1866 and was seen a few times at charity benefits in 1867. Once given a professional production in 1869, it became popular, running for 264 performances and enjoying many revivals and further charity performances. During the 20th century, it was frequently played by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in an abridged version, as a curtain raiser for the shorter Gilbert and Sullivan operas. It has been played by numerous professional and amateur companies throughout the world and continues to be frequently produced.

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Announcements

NSTC Sadly announces the death of long time Board Member Chris McDonald

Chris served as secretary of the BOD for 11 years and his level headed advise will be sorely missed.

Cathy Boeker Joins NSTC Board

We are proud to announce that Cathy Boeker has joined the NSTC Board of Directors as Secretary. Cathy and her husband John have been long time NSTC patrons, donors, and season ticket holders.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 7p.m.
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