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2008-2009 Season

Albert Herring (cast list)
By Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Eric Crozier

Brent McMunn, conductor
Ken Cazan, stage director

A season of comedy begins with Benjamin Britten’s comic gem Albert Herring. Set in the 1919 post World War I British countryside, Albert Herring is an affectionate study of what happens when social mores meet post war deprivation. Unable to find a virgin to be the town’s May Queen, Albert Herring, a shy greengrocer, is surprised and dismayed to be chosen as King of the May. When he is slipped a mickey by the town bad boy, Sid, Albert goes on a tear and discovers what life is all about.

The talented performing artists of the USC Thornton Opera Program and a trio of award winning designers present a production that is a cross between the illustrations of Arthur Rackham and Dr. Seuss.  This thoughtful, funny, and sweet evening will be headed by the Thornton Opera’s Music Director Brent McMunn and Resident Stage Director Ken Cazan. Members of the USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra will be playing Britten’s whimsical, stunning score.



November 19, 2009 | 8:00 PM
November 20, 2009 | 8:00 PM
November 21, 2009 | 8:00 PM
November 22, 2009 | 2:00 PM
Bing Theatre

Tickets: (213) 740-2167

$18 general admission
$12 seniors & non-USC students
Free admission at the door with valid USC ID

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Sunday Nov. 15th Evening Rehearsal

Tuesday Nov. 17th Afternoon Rehearsal

Tuesday Nov. 17th Evening Rehearsal

Wednesday Nov. 18th Evening Rehearsal

Thursday Nov. 19th Evening Performance

Friday Nov. 20th Evening Performance

Saturday Nov. 21st Evening Performance

Sunday Nov. 22nd Matinee Performance