Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts Opera Night With Free Outdoor Concert and Puzzle Art Activity

Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts Opera Night With Free Outdoor Concert and Puzzle Art Activity

The July 20 event featured The Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company of Long Island.

Westbury Arts continued its 2017 Summer Arts & Concert Series with an opera-themed event featuring “The World According to Gilbert and Sullivan” and a puzzle art activity for attendees. This fun-filled evening took place on Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 PM in the Piazza Ernesto Strada, located on the corner of Post Ave and Maple Ave in downtown Westbury.

The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company is a theater company dedicated to bringing the works of Gilbert & Sullivan to life for modern audiences. They aim to provide entertainment for audiences of all ages that range from life-long Gilbert and Sullivan fans to those who are seeing their operettas for the first time. The 14 operas written by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan constitute the world’s most popular body of musical theater, and The World According to Gilbert and Sullivan features hilarious, beautiful and unfailingly charming excerpts from all 14, performed by a quintet of the company’s finest performers.

Local award-winning artist and Westbury Arts Board Member Chris Hobbs provided a puzzle art activity for attendees. The activity, which was suitable for both children and adults, involved solving mazes and coloring designs.

The 2017 Westbury Summer Arts and Concert Series is sponsored by the Incorporated Village of Westbury and Westbury Arts. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council.

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