GLOW Lyric Theatre is excited to announce our 6th Annual Festival Season! Quickly becoming a staple of summer experiences in the Greenville community, GLOW is known for mounting beautiful, artistic productions of operas, operettas and music theatre while creating a conversation about our area’s social and political climate. For our upcoming season, we are thrilled to bring Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece, West Side Story, and Charles Gounod’s famous opera, Romeo et Juliette, to the stage at McAlister Auditorium at Furman University. Based on William Shakespeare’s classic play Romeo and Juliet, Bernstein and Gounod’s works are a must-see for any lover of the theatre.
West Side Story
Friday, July 29th at 8:00pm
Saturday, July 30th at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
McAlister Auditorium, Furman University
With ground breaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, and an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story changed the face of musical theatre forever. While Manhattan’s west side rumbles with the clash of the Jets and the Sharks, star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony seek a “somewhere” their romance can thrive. Based on one of the greatest love stories of all time – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – this intimate production, stage directed by Jenna Tamisiea, is powerful and poignant. . Its electrifying Latin and jazz-infused score includes such favorites as “Tonight”, “America”, “I Feel Pretty”, and “Somewhere”. Previously seen as Frederick in the 2013 production of Pirates of Penzance and Alfred in 2011’s Die Fledermaus, tenor Brandon Snook is excited to return to star as Tony. Main stage credits include roles with the Cincinatti Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Des Moines Metro Opera, Sarasota Opera, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Starring alongside Mr. Snook, GLOW is excited to welcome soprano Katherine Sandoval Taylor in her company debut as Maria. A native of North Carolina, Katherine has appeared with Nashville Opera, Flat Rock Playhouse, Asheville Lyric Opera, and Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre.
Romeo et Juliette
Wednesday, July 27th at 8:00pm
Sunday, July 31st at 3:00pm
McAlister Auditorium, Furman University
He’s a Montague and she’s a Capulet – families who have hated each other for centuries. Yet when Romeo meets Juliet, they fall instantly and rapturously in love. Secretly, they marry – but Shakespeare’s famed young couple is ultimately doomed. The world’s most celebrated love story finds new dimension in Gounod’s deeply romantic music. This is passion personified, from tender intimacy to ecstatic grandeur, including five iconic love duets and soaring music for the chorus and orchestra. The opera features a wonderful array of singers from around the country, as well as the GLOW chamber orchestra and chorus conducted by maestro Christian Elser. Sung in French with English supertitles. Previously heard as Nanki-Poo in the 2011’s Mikado, tenor Wesley Morgan is thrilled to be returning as the iconic Romeo. An alumnus of the Atlanta Opera studio artist program and the St. Petersburg Opera’s Emerging Artist program, Wesley is a highly sought after, fresh-voiced, young tenor. Making her GLOW company debut, soprano Ruth Brooks will appear as Juliette. Seen in such roles as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Adina in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Ms. Brooks displays a wide range of vocal prowess.
Summer Stars Cabaret
A one-night-only special event!
July 28th at 8:00pm
Playhouse at Furman University
$30 individual or $50 couple
Support GLOW at this exciting benefit concert! Enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine while you take in an evening of your favorite musical theatre songs, duets and ensembles at the intimate Playhouse at Furman University. Performed by members of the West Side Story cast, this is a don’t-miss event! Seating is very limited – so be sure to visit www.glowlyric.com/tickets and make your reservation today!
Phone: Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000
In-Person: visit the Timmons Arena Box Office at Furman University
*Early Bird (discounted) Season Ticket subscriptions available until June 6th ($55& $75). Subscription purchases made after June 6 will be $65 & $85.
**Individual Performance Tickets go on sale June 6th ($35 and $45)
***Summer Stars Cabaret tickets are $30 ($50 couple) and can only be purchased
through the GLOW website www.glowlyric.com/tickets or at the door (space permitting)