Singing it loud for a very merry musical

Contributed by Margaret Taylor

THE Maleny Singers production of ‘The Merry Widow’ which will run for four performances in June, is very special to me.

Reputedly perhaps the greatest operetta ever written, with melodies that are so familiar to every music lover, what is not to love?

The Maleny Singers performed it in 2011 to packed houses and much acclaim, and some members of that cast still sing with us today.

The production that we offer you this year is beautifully dressed, with a cast of very experienced singers, Viera Keogh who delighted us last year as Pheobe in the Yeomen of the Guard will play the part of Anna Glavari – the widow herself – and she will be ably supported by Rod Johnson, who has played many roles with us including Luis the ardent young prince in ‘The Gondoliers’.

Our ever-evolving tenor Colin Dunn repeats the role of Camille this time beautifully supported by our soprano, Evalee Sharples as Valencienne the bored wife of Baron Zeta, a wonderfully thought out character by Ian McMaster.

So many familiar faces, a great ensemble singing, beautiful sets, and a live orchestra of 22 players. Don’t miss this one – The Merry Widow by Lehar is one of the world’s special musical events.

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