2019 - 2020 Season

The Ohio State University Opera & Lyric Theatre

A Storybook Season of  Once Upon a Time...

An Assortment of Songs from Animated Fairytales
Thursday, Oct. 3 • 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4 • 8 p.m.
Up Front at Shadowbox Live
503 S. Front St. Columbus 43215

Come join us for an evening of fairy tale show tunes from your favorite modern and classic animated musicals, performing downtown at Up Front. Admission is free, with gastropub food and a variety of drinks available for purchase. Seating is extremely limited, and reservations are strongly suggested. Table service begins at 7 p.m.; performance starts at 8 p.m. Event

Cendrillon (Cinderella)
A "Salon" Operetta in Three Charming Acts
Book, Music and Lyrics by Pauline Viardot (1821–1910)
Performed in French with English Supertitles
Thursday, Oct. 17 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19 • 2 p.m.
Hughes Hall Auditorium
1899 College Rd.

Cinderella dreams about going to Prince Charming’s fancy-dress ball like her stuck-up step-sisters, but she has nothing to wear. Luckily, her Fairy Godmother magically appears to make all her wishes come true! Will her foot fit the slipper, and will she and the Prince live happily ever after? Come find out as we present Pauline Viardot’s rarely performed miniature masterpiece.

Free; general admission seating.

Into the Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Saturday, March 28  •  8 p.m.
Sunday, March 29  •  2 p.m.

Mershon Auditorium
1871 N. High St.

Special Outreach Performance for School Groups and Retirement Communities:
Friday, March 27 • 10:30 a.m.

Be careful what you wish for in Stephen Sondheim’s ever-popular tragi-comic fairy tale mash-up. Join us as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack (and his Beanstalk), as well as all the other beloved storybook characters embark on a quest for community and self-discovery by journeying into the woods and out again, and home before dark!

Into the Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.