The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birmingham Musicale

Birmingham, Michigan

Musical Production Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Musical Productions Ensemble, formerly known as the Opera Ensemble, was begun in 1966 by Marion Linabury, Cathy Jackson, and several other Musicale members who were interested in staging full opera productions for the club.  Since Birmingham Musicale is primarily a female organization, the original intent was to find operas that used only women.  These performances were meant for monthly programs, but eventually some were used for benefits and community outreach.  The first two productions were Captain Lovelock by Mozart and Suor (Sister) Angelica by Puccini in 1967, two all-female productions.  By 1975, everyone realized that men would have to be included because female-only works were scarce.  Sometime between 1985 and 1990, the group’s name was changed from the Opera Ensemble to the Musical Productions Ensemble because the focus changed from mostly “opera”-based to musical theater.

 

Past Performances

1967  Captain Lovelock and Suor Angelica

1968  Hansel and Gretel

1969  Opera Scenes: Suor Angelica, Madama Butterfly, and The Gondoliers

1970  The Old Maid and the Thief

1971  Bastien and Bastienne

1972  Night at the Opera – Verdi Heroines from Falstaff, Aida, and Othello

1973  The Medium

1974  H.M.S. Pinafore

1975  The Old Maid and the Thief

1976  Showboat

1977  Brigadoon

1978  The Telephone

1979  Gigi

1980  Gay Deceivers (females playing male roles) from Faust, Der Rosenkavalier, and Marriage of Figaro

1981  You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

1982  The Desert Song

1983  The Medium

1984  Tribute to Gilbert and Sullivan (scenes from various operettas)

1985  Cinderella

1986  Trial by Jury and Cox and Box

1988  Jerome Kern Revue

1989  A Tribute to Irving Berlin

1990  Stephen Sondheim Revue

1991  Broadway on Bates from Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Music Man, and Phantom of the Opera

1992  Hurray for Love (This was an evening February program with a love theme.)

1993  Gershwin, By George!

1995  Oedipus Tex

1998  Wicked Women

1999  Wonderfully Wicked Women

2001  You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown   

2003  Travel America

2008  Thanks for the Memory