“Trial by Jury: Disorder in the Court,” a comic opera in one act, is at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 , at Kahilu Theatre. The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra and Kahilu Theatre have joined forces to produce the pastiche opera based on Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury.”
The musical comedy is a story of a wedding gone wrong and a bride left at the altar who seeks revenge in court. The performance will be conducted by Kamuela Philharmonic’s Madeline Schatz and directed by HPAF’s Robin Buck, with cast and chamber orchestra from HPAF, set in the in the classic venue of the Kahilu Theatre.
Director Robin Buck is a critically acclaimed baritone, actor, and professor at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine. Waimea’s own Aidan Wharton will sing the lead role, of the judge, and the chorus will consist of singers from the community. Erin Winker-Fasone, one of Hawaii’s finest sopranos, plays the enraged bride.
Tickets are between $17 and$32, depending on seating selection and are available at www.kahilutheatre.org or by calling 885-6868. All Kahilu Theatre ticket prices now include the $2 box office fee. This production is sponsored by Tim Bostock and Melanie Holt and an anonymous benefactor.