Tulsa Opera: The Most Happy Fella

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Opens Saturday, Feb. 23

A love story from California’s wine country sounds irresistible. Said love story told by composer Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls) is downright thrilling to a musical theater fan.  Tulsa Opera brings out a real winner for its second production of the season. The Most Happy Fella, a Broadway musical from 1956, comes to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 101 E. Third St. It opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and continues on March 1 and 3. Tony, an older Italian vineyard owner takes a big leap when he asks young waitress Rosabella to marry him. The matter is complicated – they have never met, have only corresponded for a few months, and Rosabella thinks Tony is a young, strapping lad thanks to a photo he sends to her. The Most Happy Fella is often thought to have “operatic ambitions;” in other words, much of the story is sung (but in English). We hope this one ends well for both and for Tulsa Opera. Tickets are $54-$98, available at www.myticketoffice.com. For more the show, visit tulsaopera.com.

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