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1950 Civic Light Opera of Detroit Seventh Season Playgoer Program Old Car Ads
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The Civic Light Opera Association of Detroit was a non-profit organization that produced and staged popular musicals and operettas in the Detroit area from 1951 to 1981. The organization was founded by Gordon and Frances Davidson and was committed to bringing high-quality musical theater productions to the local community. The group performed in various venues throughout Detroit, including the Masonic Temple and the Fisher Theater, and featured both local and national talent.

“The Chocolate Soldier” is an operetta based on George Bernard Shaw’s play “Arms and the Man.” The story is set during the Serbo-Turkish War and follows a Swiss soldier named Bumerli who is mistaken for a Serbian hero. The operetta features catchy tunes and explores themes such as love, war, and heroism. It is considered a classic of musical theater and has been adapted into numerous films and stage productions.

This lot is a magazine called the Playgoer published in connection with the Civic Light Opera Association of Detroit, Michigan performance of Chocolate Soldier in 1950. It includes some great full page advertisements for old classic cars from 1950. The program is approximately 9″ tall by 6″ wide.

This vintage program book is in good condition with some signs of wear. The cover has some smudges. None of the inside pages are torn or creased and none have handwriting or highlighting on them. It may have minor smudges, edge and corner bumps, or other minor issues that can affect paper items. Please review the included photos of the actual item to make a complete determination of its condition.


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