Innocent Merriment

The Unauthorized Light Opera of Manhattan Homepage

Compiled by John Kenrick

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Mlle. ModisteGeorgia McEver as Mlle. Modiste

What an "all sublime" idea! A professional repertory theatre company producing nothing but musicals fifty-two weeks a year. For over a quarter century, The Light Opera of Manhattan (LOOM) was a musical theatre lover's dream come true. They performed all the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, as well as classics by Offenbach, Victor Herbert, Sigmund Romberg, Franz Lehar, Johann Strauss and others. This page is a celebration of this greatly missed organization and some of its members.

If you have any photos or other LOOM memorabilia you would like to contribute, please let me know at and I'll add it to what's here. Let's keep the memory of this wonderful company alive

The Eastside PlayhouseThe Eastside Playhouse, LOOM's longtime home

(NOTE ON RIGHTS: As LOOM is no longer functioning, I was unable to locate anyone to obtain official permission for use of the photos in these pages. Because this is an educational not-for-profit site, I have posted them under the principle of Fair Use.)