The Merry Widow From Bluegum Creek
The Merry Widow From Bluegum Creek
Queanbeyan Players Inc
The Q - Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
4 Nov 2016 to 19 Nov 2016
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Adult: $45
Concession (Pensioner, Seniors, F/T Students): $40
Child (15 years and Under): $25
Groups 6+: $35


Queanbeyan Players’ next production is a new version of “The Merry Widow” the most popular and most-performed operetta of the 20th century. Franz Lehar’s music created a world-wide waltz craze. Its famous songs include “The Merry Widow Waltz”, “Vilja”,  “Maxim’s”, “Girls, Girls, Girls” “Grisettes Song“. This new version is meticulous in its faithfulness to this brilliant music. What’s different is a new libretto with an Australian twist, the Widow is from rural Australia, Bluegum Creek, the relict of a wool baron.

It’s 1901, the Federation of Australia is newly formed, and the new Australian Ambassador to France, Sir Zaccharia Wentworth, is understandably nervous about his first official function. Apart from his own staff, there is as array of guests to meet a mysterious recently widowed Australian who happens to be in the area and “thought she’d drop in”. To add to his woes, the PM has sent a telegram telling him that this widow of a Wool Baron should not marry a foreigner or ...more
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