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SING-OUT AGAIN! Victorian Lyric Opera Company's Third Gilbert & Sullivan Sing-Out will be held in the Rockville Civic Center, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD August 29-31, 2003 (that’s Labor Day weekend!) Visit their website or email them at vloc.singout@att.net for more news.

Kathleen Carter of Concord kcarter@gis.net asks: Are there any local folks going out to Maryland for the Sing-out? Well, We are. We’re planning to meet up with Linda Nadeau in Hartford, CT, and to drive down from there. Anyone want to join Us? Email Us! marion@leedscarroll.com mlc, Editor

SON OF SINGOUT The Toronto G&S Society is planning a reprise of its August 2000 "T2K Singout, Eh?" in August 20-22, 2004. To be sure you are included in their list for informational updates and mailings, email torontosingout2004@sympatico.ca. Or write:

Son of Singout
22 Royal Street
Oshawa ON Canada
L1H 2T6

Include your name and postal address in your message, so a printed brochure and registration form can be sent to you. (They’d like your phone number, too – they want a lot!)


The MIT G&S Player
s announce interviews for production staff for their fall production, RUDDIGORE. [Dame Rumour whispers that THESPIS is also in the works for next year!] Show dates: November 7-9 and 13-15. Producer: Erin Tyndall, Stage Director: Andrew Sweet, Vocal Director: Katherine Bryant.For more info, e-mail savoyards-request@mit.edu, phone (617) 253-0190, or visit http://web.mit.edu/gsp/www/

The Courthouse Center for the Arts presents PATIENCE August 6 through 10 and August 13 through 17 (Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm) at The Courthouse, Route 138, South Kingstown, RI featuring David Price as Bunthorne, Joanne Mouradjian as Patience, NEGASS member Ken McPherson as Grosvenor, Tom Epstein as the Colonel, Fred Scheff as the Duke, and Andrea Theroux as Lady Jane. For more info call 401-782-1018 or check http://www.courthousearts.org

Musicals at Richter Park in Danbury, CT is presenting PINAFORE the first three weekends in August, but lost their Deadeye at the start of rehearsals. Who did they find as replacement? Jim Cooper is Boatswain and Savoynetter Wendy Falconer is Cousin Hebe. Has anybody seen it yet? Visit their web site for info.

Hackmatack Playhouse is presenting an interesting production of MIKADO Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM (plus 2 PM Thursday matinees), August 5 - 16 at the Hackmatack Playhouse barn on Route 9 in Berwick, Maine. “ I chose to set this production in a small town in Texas because I believe the stylized dialogue lends itself to the south, and I believe small town politics do also,” states the Director, Mary Tarochione. Music Director: Todd Monsel, Choreographer Jane Forde. Cast includes Matt Posner (Nanki-Poo), Jessica Morin (Yum-Yum), Phil Atkins (Ko-Ko), Peter Dunbar (Pooh-Bah), Tommy Hensel (Pish-Tush), and Winthrop Buswell (the Mikado) For tix, call the Hackmatack Box Office at (207) 698-1807.

The Los Angeles production of Pinafore! [a gay adaptation] will appear at the NY Fringe Festival August 11-17th. …And the Original Cast Recording is available online and in stores.... Hope to see you in NY, Negass! Mark Savage, Adapter/Director of Pinafore!

New Hampshire Gilbert & Sullivan Society will hold auditions, by appointment only, on Saturday, October 11, for RUDDIGORE. – call to get on the list starting September 8. Rehearsals start in January; performances will be in March 12-28, 2004 . For more info, phone 603-679-2781, e-mail: nhgandssociety@leddycenter.org or visit their new website: http://leddycenter.org/nhgandssociety

Valley Light Opera (VLO)’s fall 2003 show, PINAFORE, will be Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, and 15, 2003. Visit their web site or phone producer Jacqueline Haney (413) 585-5769 for more info.

Savoyard Light Opera Company will perform IOLANTHE in the Corey Auditorium at Carlisle Middle School, Church Street, Carlisle, MA Nov. 14, 15, 21, 22, at 7:30pm, Nov 16, 23 at 2:00pm - 2003 Stage Director: Donna DeWitt, Music Director: Fred Frabotta Cast: Lord Chancellor: Chris Snell, Fairy Queen: Noelle Nordstrom, Phyllis: Diana Doyle, Strephon: Brad Kenney, Iolanthe: Stephanie Mann, Lord Mountararat: Barry Hilton, Lord Tolloller: Lonnie Powell, Private Willis: Bob Russell, Celia: Linda Emmanuel, Leila: Rebecca Skirball, Fleta: Zoë Daniel. Email info@savoyardlightopera.org, visit http://www.savoyardlightopera.org/ or phone 978-371-SLOC (7562) for more info.

The Middletown-based Connecticut G&S Society is rehearsing for their fall GONDOLIERS The production, directed by Bob Cumming with full orchestra conducted by Dr. John Dreslin, will take place at Middletown High School on November 7 & 8, 8 PM and Nov 9th 2 PM For info phone 1-800-866-1606 or 866-873-2832 or write to PO Box 2152, Middletown, CT 06457.

The Sudbury Savoyards 2004 show will be PIRATES. Stage Director: Emily C. A. Snyder; Music Director: Katherine Engel Meifert (No Kathy Lague and Steve Malionek this year, due to personal and professional conflicts – they’ll be back!) Auditions for lead roles will take place in November. As usual, no audition is necessary to join the chorus. And as usual, all profits will be donated towards the relief of world hunger. Performances will take place the last two weekends of February 2004. For more information, call 978-443-8811, email info@sudburysavoyards.org, or check out their website at http://www.sudburysavoyards.org/

The 10th International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival will take place in Buxton, Derbyshire, England, July 31 - August 22, 2004. More news will no doubt be forthcoming.

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