RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Ridgefield residents Rob Strom, his daughter Tammy Strom and Tyler Goff will all take the stage when the Troupers Light Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer” Saturdays, April 16 and April 23 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Norwalk Concert Hall.
Rob Strom will sing the role of the Lawyer, and Tammy Strom and Goff will play two of the villagers who, under the malign influence of the Sorcerer, fall in love with the wrong people with predictably comic Gilbertian results.
All three singers are veterans of the musical stage, with Rob Strom having acted and sung with Troupers Light Opera, the Ridgefield Chorale and other theatre and opera groups since 1973, and Tammy Strom having performed not only with Troupers but with the Spotlight Theater Workshop, Brandeis University, the Ridgefield Theater Barn and the Ridgefield Chorale.
“The Sorcerer” will be Goff’s fourth appearance with Troupers. He has also sung with Hat City Opera, the Taconic Opera Company and the Ridgefield Chorale.
Deftly satirizing the British class system, “The Sorcerer” features an honorable but naïve young gentleman who believes that love should level all social ranks. He persuades a local magician to dose an entire village with a magic drink that causes each man and woman, of whatever social class, to fall in love with the first person he or she meets. The result is a slew of mismatched couples, including the young man’s own fiancé. All is put right eventually, but not before some interesting plot twists.
This year, Troupers is under the professional stage and musical direction of Dan Montez and Jun Nakabayashi, with full orchestra, period costumes and professional set design.
Adult tickets are $30, senior tickets are $25 and student tickets are $15. Click here to purchase tickets or call 1-800-838-3006.
The Norwalk Concert Hall is located at 125 East Ave., Norwalk.
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