Dorchester Student Operetta to stage Cox and Box at DCA

The Dorchester Student Operetta Workshop will present the comic operetta, Cox and Box, on July 16 and 17 at DCA.

The Dorchester Student Operetta Workshop will present the comic operetta, Cox and Box, on July 16 and 17 at DCA.


CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Student Operetta Workshop (DSOW) will present three performances of the comic operetta, Cox and Box, on July 16 and 17. The Workshop is under the auspices of the Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA). All performances will be at the DCA and are free to the public. On July 16 the operetta will be performed at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on July 17 at 2 p.m.

The DSOW is open to high school and college students from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Workshop is free for the participants, and its mission is to bring classical vocal music, in the form of operetta, to Dorchester County.

Cox and Box, by F.C. Burbank and Arthur Sullivan, was written in 1846. It is the story of two young men, Cox, a hatter, who works by day and Box, a printer, who works at night. Their landlord, Bouncer, has rented the same room to both, neither being aware of the other. The fun begins when Cox has an unexpected day off.

Box is played by Jacob Ward, a student at Kent Island High School. Cox will be portrayed by Calvin Collins, a junior at Salisbury University, and Bouncer is Jesse Goodman, a student at Queen Anne’s High School.

The program will begin with six young women singing arias from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. The ladies represent Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Kent counties.

Cox and Box is directed by Bonnie Forgacs and accompanied by Rebecca Binder. Be sure to save the date and plan to join these talented Eastern Shore singer/actors for an evening of beautiful music and laughter.

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