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Thu, June 27

Twelfth Night takes stage at Canyon Moon

Orsino (Justin Ove) rhapsodizing about his love for Olivia, while Viola (Mary Wallin dressed as a boy) listens, enviously in Canyon Moon Theatre upcoming production of a musical version of Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night, April 8-24

Orsino (Justin Ove) rhapsodizing about his love for Olivia, while Viola (Mary Wallin dressed as a boy) listens, enviously in Canyon Moon Theatre upcoming production of a musical version of Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night, April 8-24

Shakespeare's most delightful comedy of errors takes the stage at Canyon Moon Theatre April 8-24. Twelfth Night features silly lovers and ale-loving knights, all chasing each other in a musical romp that leads inevitably to marriage with a few stops along the way.

The romantic complications multiply as Duke Orsino sends Cesario - who is actually Viola - to woo the beautiful and celibate Olivia in his name. Orsino soon learns that it is foolhardy to send a boy to do a man's work, especially if he's a girl! Add to the brew the ever-tipsy Sir Toby Belch and the foolish knight, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, who join forces with the fun-loving Maria to marry Olivia off to Sir Andrew and to dupe the puritanical steward Malvolio into believing Olivia loves him. Twelfth Night will keep you smiling, chortling and laughing as missing twins, mistaken identities, sword play and disguises tell the story of mismatched lovers and fools.

The show plays Thursday, April 8 through Saturday, April 24. Tickets for Twelfth Night previews on April 8 and 9 are $16. During the rest of the run of the show, tickets are $19. Full-time student tickets are $11. To purchase tickets, call Brown Paper Tickets' 24-hour hotline at 1-800-838-3006. Tickets are also available at Rycus' Corners and Marketplace Café in the VOC and at Bashas' in West Sedona.

Thursday through Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. Canyon Moon Theatre is located in the Oak Creek Factory Outlets, next to Village Pet Supply and Grooming, on Highway 179 in the Village of Oak Creek

Canyon Moon is supported by the Arizona Community Foundation and is northern Arizona's year-round professional theatre.

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