The Rivals is Mechem's second comic opera since the great success of Tartuffe (1980) and brings to the table his light-hearted witty handling of American musical idioms including ragtime, music hall songs, and band shell concerts.
Irresistible . . . had the audience standing on their feet.For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit The Kaye Playhouse
— Performing Arts Postscripts
Absolute perfection. . . One of the finest pieces of music theater I’ve seen in some time — on any stage.
— Milwaukee Magazine
Rarely have words fit music so well. . . beautiful and jaunty tunes that align with plot and character.
— Third Coast Digest