SEASON 2016/17 EVENTS!


Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live proudly presents:


An “All-Irish” Season to Honor Herbert’s Irish Heritage
Read more about our 2016-2017 Season at Operetta Research Center


The Princess Pat Opens Wednesday November 16
8pm, 120 West 69th Street, NYC GET TICKETS HERE

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Pat turns heads and wins hearts with “Two Laughing Irish Eyes” in one of Herbert’s first musical comedies featuring the new “dance” craze on Broadway!

In this musical comedy, two friends conspire to rekindle the romance missing in their lives. Patricia O’Connor’s marriage to Prince Antonio di Monaldo takes a twist, while Grace Holbrook, unexpectedly falls for Tony Schmalz, the handsome son of her aging millionaire fiancé.

The cast of “The Princess Pat” features both emerging talents and seasoned performers including Angela Christine Smith, Sarah Caldwell Smith, Brian Kilday, Drew Bolander, David Seatter, and Jason Robinette, Richard Holmes, and Anthony Maida,in principal roles — with Joanie Brittingham, Nathan Baer, Tanya Roberts, Merrin Lazyan, Pedro Coppeti, and Matthew Billman in supporting roles.

Set on Long Island in 1915, “The Princess Pat” is a fast-paced romantic romp with great Herbert dance music and witty songs such as “I Wish I Was an Island in an Ocean of Girls,” “The Shoes of Husband Number One (as Worn by ‘Number Two’),” a groundbreaking duet “For Better or For Worse,” as well as “Two Laughing Irish Eyes,” and Herbert’s classic “Neapolitan Love Song.”

Tickets are $10 (students), $15 (seniors) and $30 (for adults) on-line right now in our Box Office. If you wait to pay at the door, it’s $10 (students), $20 (Seniors) and $35 (Adults). All working entertainment members are $20 with presentation of a union card.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 8pm
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 8pm
Christ & St. Stephens Episcopal Church
120 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023


THEN ON…
Wednesday & Thursday, 8pm
March 8 & 9, 2017


Son of Dublin
Irish Songs written/arranged by Victor Herbert and his Grandfather Samuel Lover

We’ve found 50 works and will be paring them down to 20-22 for a concert of Irish songs from both the works of Victor Herbert and from his place of birth — Dublin. Join us for an Irish evening as we pay tribute to the music celebrating Herbert’s love of Ireland. We’ll also add a dash of the music of Samuel Lover (1797-1868), Herbert’s grandfather and Irish Music Hall composer, poet, philosopher. Lover was not only a huge influence on Herbert but also provided the basis for the plot of our final offering, Eileen. Thrill to “Molly,” “Mary Came Over To Me,” and the “Old Ireland Shall Be Free.”

Tickets are $10 (students), $15 (seniors) and $30 (for adults) on-line right now in our Box Office. If you wait to pay at the door, it’s $10 (students), $20 (Seniors) and $35 (Adults). All working entertainment members are $20 with presentation of a union card
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8pm
Christ & St. Stephens Episcopal Church
120 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023


AND THE MUCH ANTICIPATED…
Tuesday & Wednesday, 8pm
April 25 & 26, 2017  (Note Date Change)


Eileen
100th Anniversary of the 1917 Operetta by Victor Herbert

During the Irish Rebellion of 1798, a young noblewoman Eileen Mulvaney becomes sweethearts with, and aids in the escape of an Irish revolutionary, Captain Barry O’Day, as the British tighten their control of Ireland. This unabashed gift of love for Ireland came about as America was entering the Great War in 1917 and contains “True Sons of Erin,” “The Irish Have A Great Day Tonight,” and the famous “Thine Alone.” If you’ve an Irish bone in your body, you’ll be “wearing the green” with this work!

Tickets are $10 (students), $15 (seniors) and $30 (for adults) on-line right now in our Box Office. If you wait to pay at the door, it’s $10 (students), $20 (Seniors) and $35 (Adults) All working entertainment members are $20 with presentation of a union card.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 8pm**
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 8pm
Christ & St. Stephens Episcopal Church
120 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

** Change of performance date so all can attend Victor Herbert’s 1903 Babes In Toyland, Thursday, April 27, 8pm, Carnegie Hall, NYC.


VHRP LIVE! is the only company in the world devoted solely to preserving the music of American composer Victor Herbert (1859-1924). 20 resident artists comprise the company’s roster of exceptional talent including the voices of Brian Kilday, Vira Slywotzky, Bray Wilkins, Angela Christine Smith, Sarah Caldwell Smith, Jovani McCleary, David Seatter, Glenn Seven Allen, Chelsea Friedland and Katherine Corle.


THE REVIEWS ARE IN!


CRITICAL PRAISE FOR ANGELINE & HER TATTOOED MAN

“Solid craftsmanship and real comic flair.
The 11 singers were well chosen with the requisite Herbert style down to their fingertips. Everyone was off book, and the evening was expertly staged and delightfully choreographed.”

HARRY FORBES, Forbes on Film and Footlights
Read the complete review on www.HarryForbes.com

“Herbert’s music was played with a light, lively touch and the singers appeared to be having a grand time. And of course, the audience did as well. No one knows exactly what performances over a century ago looked like, yet everything about this production felt right, just the way we imagined it.”

MECHE KROOP, Voce di Meche
Read the complete review on www.VocheDeMeche.com

“You might say: wow, the Americans are catching on! The announcement of the concert Angeline And Her Tattooed Man is easily the sexiest we’ve seen for such an undertaking in the USA in a very long time, certainly where Victor Herbert is concerned.”

OPERETTA RESEARCH CENTER, The #1 Archive for Musical Theater
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(L-R) Sarah Caldwell Smith, Mitchell Roe, Robert Balonek, Matthew Wages, Vira Slywotzky, David Seatter, Katherine Corle, Erika Person, Bray Wilkins performing "Don Jose of Sevilla" from The Serenade (1897) Lyrics by Harry B. Smith. Photo by Jill LeVine

(L-R) Sarah Caldwell Smith, Mitchell Roe, Robert Balonek, Matthew Wages, Vira Slywotzky, David Seatter, Katherine Corle, Erika Person, Bray Wilkins performing “Don Jose of Sevilla” from The Serenade (1897) Lyrics by Harry B. Smith. Photo by Jill LeVine

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