When the company was formed in June 1959, its repertoire was largely Gilbert and Sullivan shows and operettas.
"The old name mistakenly led some patrons to think we perform classic opera, which we don't," said Nemir. "What we do produce are first-rate Broadway musicals such as 'The Producers,' which we premiered in the East Bay in February, and 'Hello, Dolly!' opening June 5."
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