New Philharmonic Presents:

The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár

Belushi Performance Hall | $57-$59

Fri., Jan. 24 & Sat., Jan. 25, 7:30p & Sun., Jan. 26, 3p

Show Details

Kirk Muspratt: Artistic Director and Conductor
Michael LaTour: Stage Director

Media Support provided by:

This production of The Merry Widow is supported by an anonymous Soloist Sponsor.

So many men, so little time. Hannah Glawari has all the money to save the bankrupt country of Pontevedro and all the eligible bachelors in Paris, but what she really wants is her long-lost love. Count Danilo, forbidden to wed Hannah when childhood sweethearts, has been charged with saving Pontevedro, but Hannah’s recent widow’s fortune has turned the tables. The most ravishing of operettas concludes with a party a la Café de Maxim’s complete with dancing girls. New Philharmonic’s production will be set in the stylish 1920s. Sung in English.

Costume Design


Cast List

Hannah Glawari   
played by: Alisa Jordheim
Count Danilo Danilovitch
played by: Jesse Donner
played by: Katherine Weber
Camille de Rosillon
played by: James Judd
Baron Mirko Zeta   
played by: Aaron Wardell
Vicomte Cascada
played by: Evan Bravos
Raoul de S. Brioche  
played by: Matthew Greenblatt
played by: Peters Douglas
played by: Brooklyn Snow
played by: Reuben Lillie
played by: Allison Selby Cook
played by: Ian Hosak
played by: Erika Morrison
played by: Michael LaTour
played by: Lisa Khristina

Join us one hour prior to the performance for a MAC Chat provided by COD music professor Steve Pierson. Steve will share insights on the music, story line and what to expect at the production.

Immediately following the performance Maestro Muspratt, as well as members of the orchestra, cordially invite you to participate in Cookies with Kirk in our lobby, sponsored by Brookdale Glen Ellyn. 

Interested in becoming a subscriber? Call the MAC Box Office at 630.942.4000.
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