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'The Magic Flute' Comes to Ohio Northern

Apr 16, 2007

A lavish production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" will take the stage of the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on the Campus of Ohio Northern University at 8 p.m., April 25, 27 and 28.

In rehearsals since November, the production brings together Ohio Northern students and professionals performers and production members in this year's largest production by the ONU Music and Theatre departments.

Mozart's two-act opera brings together whimsy and serious symbolism in a form that has become one of the most widely performed and best-loved operas. With characters like Sarastro, a priest of Isis and Osiris, The Queen of the Night, her daughter Pamina, young Prince Tamino, and Papageno, a bird-catcher, the plot offers humor, romance and adventure.

Professional actors are Andrew Bidlack as Tamino, Audrey Luna as Queen of the Night, and John Shuffle as Sarasto. Additional professionals include Troy Hourie as production designer, Morgan Eckert as puppet designer, and Aaron Rhyne as video designer.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 seniors and students and $9 for children 12 and under. Call the Freed Center Box Office at 419-772-between noon - 5 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays.