Imagine a world in which every member of Parliament must pass an intelligence test!

Lakeshore Light Opera presents Iolanthe, a satirical operetta. It pokes fun at politicians with complications from a lively band of fairies.

Professional sets, lighting and costumes & an 18-piece orchestra! This $60,000 production guarantees a wonderful night of music and laughter. See Collectif member, Janet Harris Timms, as fairy Leila. Profits support the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.

Performances at Lakeside Academy in Lachine. Tickets at the door $35 (seniors $30 / students $25); balcony seats $30/$25/$20. Order on-line to save $5/ticket:  & select your seat. Or call the box office at 514.804.4900.

Fri Mar 6 at 8 pm

Sat Mar 7 at 8 pm

Thr Mar 12 at 8 pm

Fri Mar 13 at 8 pm

Sat Mar 14 at 2 pm

Plot Summary: Fairy Iolanthe was banished from fairyland for marrying a mortal. Pardoned 25 years later, she introduces her son Strephon, who is half fairy. Strephon loves Phyllis, as do most of the House of Lords.

Phyllis observes Strephon talking privately to his mother, who appears to be a girl of seventeen. Phyllis then ends their engagement. She’ll give herself to Earl Tolloller or Earl Mountararat – she doesn’t care which.

Offended, the Fairy Queen punishes the Lords, giving Strephon power to rule Parliament. He decrees all Lords must qualify for their position by competitive examination.

Iolanthe’s husband, believing her to be dead, decides to marry Phyllis himself. What happens then!?

Lakeshore Light Opera has been entertaining the West Island since 1955. They’ve raised over $227,000 to benefit the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. Enjoy a magical evening while supporting a great cause.


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