Baltimore Opera Company does 'The Marriage Contract,' 0...

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June 27, 1993|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Baltimore Opera Company does 'The Marriage Contract,' 0) Rossini's one-act comedy

The Baltimore Opera Company will present "The Marriage Contract" by Rossini today at 6 p.m. at Lurman Woodland Theatre, Bloomsbury Avenue and Rolling Road, Catonsville. Directed by Michael Harrison, the cast of the one-act comic opera includes Robert Cantrell, Rebecca Ocampo, Phyllis Burg and John Weber. Admission is free. In case of rain, the performance will take place at Catonsville High School. For more information, call (410) 727-0592.

For midsummer night's pleasure see 'Merry Wives of Windsor' by Shakespeare on Wheels

"The Merry Wives of Windsor," this summer's ninth annual production by Shakespeare on Wheels, the traveling theater of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, premieres Friday and Saturday on the Fine Arts Hillside of the UMBC campus, 5401 Wilkens Ave.

Directed by Sam McCready with a set by J. Michael Griggs and costumes by Elena Zlotescu, the romantic comedy is mounted on a 40-foot flatbed tractor trailer that will tour 28 sites in four states and the District of Columbia through Oct. 3. Other Baltimore area performances include Coppin State University (July 5 and 6 and Sept. 2 and 3), Wyman Park Dell (July 21) and Leakin Park (Aug. 12). All performances are signed for the hearing-impaired and begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For a complete schedule or other information, call (410) 455-3058. Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" returns to Washington's Kennedy Center at 8 tonight for a three-month engagement. Based on Gaston Leroux's 1911 novel, the Tony Award-winning musical previously played the Kennedy Center in where it was seen by 250,000 people and broke house records by grossing more than $15.5 million.

The current production stars Rick Hilsabeck as the deformed composer who lives in the caverns beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House. Show times are Mondays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. (Curtain time on Wednesday, June 30, is 7 p.m.) There will also be a matinee on July 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23.75 to $60. For more information, call (800) 444-1324.

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