Havering Music Makers

Previous Shows - The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex
Wednesday 25th - Saturday 28th June 1986
Evenings 7.45pm

Music by Franz Lehar
New book and lyrics by Phil Park
Music Adapted & Arranged by Ronald Hanmer

The Merry Widow
is the story of Danilo and his former love, Madame Anna Glavari (The Merry Widow). Anna must be prevented from marrying a Frenchman as this will cause a financial disaster for the tiny principality of Pontevedro. Baron Zeta enlists Danilo to woo Anna, but things do not go well as the two don't hit it off as before - Anna thinking Danilo is after her money. Whilst this plot continues (they do of course end up together) Baron Zeta's wife, Valancienne, is carrying off with anothre man, Camille de Rosillon. All kinds of problems occur when Camille writes 'I Love You' on Valancienne's fan - this contains most of the comedy in the operetta (and it is a funny show), but the main plot ends with Danilo admitting that he does love Anna and all are happy!

The Merry Widow conatins some of the following songs:

 So Many Men Admire Me The Merry Widow Waltz You'll Find Me At Maxim's Women! Women! Women!  Vilia Driving In The Park With You

For Havering Music Makers' production:
Producer - Doris Relph
Musical Director - Alan Steel
Choreographer - Loraine Porter
Rehearsal Accompanist - Mollie Litchfield

By arrangement with Glocken Verlag Ltd
Havering Music Makers are an amateur society affiliated to The National Operatic and Dramatic Association and acknowledge the support of Havering Arts Council

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Last Revised: 26th September 2004 by
Nick Ford

© Richard Williams, Nick Ford & Carla Moore 2004