Your Presence Requested: Eager to impress his uppercrust friends, Monsieur Choufleuri has invited half of Paris' glitterati to his home tonight at 8:00 to hear three famous Italian opera singers in an exclusive musical soirée. When the trio of traveling trillers suddenly cancels its appearance, our host is more distraught than a diva without an autograph hound. To the rescue comes his daughter, Ernestine, along with her boyfriend, Babylas, a poor, but talented, opera composer. Together, they concoct an ingenious scheme to save the evening. But not without an ulterior motive of their own!Approximate running time: 1 hour for each operetta.
The Island of Tulipatan: "How do you solve a problem like Hermosa?" That's what her parents ask at the beginning of the delightfully loopy Island of Tulipatan. A refined girl of 18 should be sewing or practicing the piano, not outside shooting guns and dreaming about all things military. Meanwhile, the prince, Alexis, also 18, an unusually gentle young man, is far more interested in ornithology than manly pursuits, like fighting. How will these diametrically opposed lovers ever hook up? Oh, that's only the beginning. Just wait till you see how convoluted l'amour can get on the remote Island of Tulipatan, where nobody is who they appear to be. Oh, mon dieu!
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- Type of Show Musical
- Product Code ME4000
- Cast Size 6
- Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 120 min
- ISBN(13) 9781583423127
"Two frolicsome one-acts, delicious trifles… delightfully restored with sparkling English lyrics [and] a sprightly book." —Chicago Reader
“The Island of Tulipatan. … Makes this 19thcentury piece as topical as can be in our times.” —Operetta Research Center
“The hilarious story … involves many over-the-top slapstick moments, musically as well as in the dialogue department.” —Operetta Research Center
“Many of the gender topics included in Tulipatan … have made the piece one of the most relevant from Offenbach’s entire oeuvre, at least from a 2017 perspective.” —Operetta Research Center
“One of Offenbach’s most ground-breaking one-act operettas available to a whole new generation.” —Operetta Research Center
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