Lee’s Opera Theatre to Present “The Gondoliers”

Friday, February 15, 2013
Members of the Opera Theatre’s upcoming production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers” perform at the Lee University 2013 Honor Choir’s concert.
Members of the Opera Theatre’s upcoming production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers” perform at the Lee University 2013 Honor Choir’s concert.
- photo by Mike Wesson

Lee University’s Opera Theatre will present Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta, “The Gondoliers,” directed by James Daniel Frost, on Feb. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. in the Dixon Center on Lee’s campus. 

An operetta packed full of tuneful songs and high spirited dancing, “The Gondoliers” is a fully-staged, fully-costumed production, with students from various instrumental ensembles playing in the orchestra.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for students and children. They are available at the Dixon Center Box Office from 3-6 p.m. For more information, or to purchase tickets by phone, call the box office at 614-8343. 



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