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Cox and Box
Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School
Austin, TX
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Cox and Box
We are proud to present "Cox and Box" as our 2017 Mid-Season Special Production. Two performances of this tuneful, colorful, and highly entertaining work will be offered -- Saturday March 4 at 7:30, and Sunday March 5 at 3:00.  First performed in 1866, it was Arthur Sullivan's first comic opera, and this may be the first full-length production ever in Austin of this little gem.

Sullivan cut his comic-operatic teeth on "Cox and Box" several years before he was introduced to W. S. Gilbert, and enlivened F. C. Burnand's libretto with operatic parodies, a sendup of Victorian drawing-room songs, and other memorable musical nonsense. It makes clear that the young musician's destiny was in composing for the comic-operatic stage.

The cast includes Julius Young as Cox, Andy Fleming as Box, and David Fontenot as Sergeant Bouncer. Accompaniment is on the grand piano by the esteemed Jeanne Sasaki.



Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School (View)
11908 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
United States

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Arts > Opera
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Gilbert and Sullivan Austin
On BPT Since: Jan 11, 2017
Gilbert and Sullivan Austin

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