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August 2004 The Trumpet Bray

Coming! This Autumn! Not one, but Two,
East Coast G&S Singalongs!

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SPONTANEOUS SAVOYARDS, PHILADELPHIA

Date/Time: Saturday 18 September, noon to 7 p.m.-ish
Location: Drexel Hill, PA, at the home of Rebecca & Tyler Hains [Note: a later email suggests that the date may have been changed - please contact Becca for details - mlc]
- 25 minutes from Philadelphia airport
- two blocks from the 102 trolley's Garrettford stop
(w/ connections to NY, NJ, & PA public transit)
- 2 hours from Baltimore, Newark, & NYC (LGA & JFK)
airports
Program:

HMS PINAFORE
IOLANTHE
PRINCESS IDA
THE ZOO

Contact: Rebecca Hains at rebecca@hains.net

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THE MAINE ON WHICH WE DRAW

Date/Time: Saturday 23 October, noon to 7 p.m.-ish
Location: 11 Pleasant Street Center for the Arts, Brunswick, Maine
- 45 minutes from Portland airport
- 2 hours from Boston & Manchester NH airports
Program:

PRINCESS IDA
THE MIKADO
RUDDIGORE
THE GONDOLIERS

Contact: Barry Hilton at barryhilton@earthlink.net

Glimmerglass Opera of Cooperstown, NY presents PATIENCE, in repertory with other works, between July 2 and August 24, 2002. TSW has read a highly favorable review of their production. Visit www.glimmerglass.org/ or phone (607) 547-2255 for more info.

The 11th International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival is taking place now in Buxton, Derbyshire, England, July 31 - August 22, 2004. For more info, visit www.gs-festival.co.uk, email andrewc@gs-festival.co.uk, or phone (0) 1422 323252.

SavoyNet has brought PIRATES to the Festival, with a cast including NEGASSers Sam Silvers (Major General), Mitch Gillette (Frederic), and Rebecca Consentino Hains (Mabel).[Photos of the production.]

What’s SavoyNet? It’s an electronic mailing list dedicated to the discussion of G&S. Email list moderator Marc Shepherd at oakapple@cris.com for more info, or visit their web site at http://www.cris.com/~oakapple/savoynet/

MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ Fall show will be IOLANTHE. Producers: Nick Bozard and Garry Zacheiss; Stage Director: Brian Bermack; Music Director: Jimmy Jia; Vocal Directors: Jessica Raine and Matthew Morse.

Auditions are September 8 and 9, 7-10pm. Callbacks Sept. 11, 2-5pm (if needed). Rehearsals begin Sept. 13. Performances will be November 12, 13, 4, 18, 19, 20 and 21.

October 2, 1888, Yeomen of the Guard opens
October 7, 1893, Utopia, Limited opens
October 10, 1881, Savoy Theater opens

Carl Rosa Opera is touring Australia, not the U.S., with PINAFORE this fall. For more info visit their web site: www.carlrosaopera.co.uk/

Connecticut G&S Society plans MIKADO Nov. 13 and 14 at 2pm and Nov. 12 and 13 at 8pm at Middletown High School. Conductor: John Dreslin; Director: Bob Cumming. [Inside info: Katisha is Linda Nadeau!] For more info, within CT call 1-800-866-1606; or out of state call 1-860-873-2832 - or email Bob Cumming at singers.agency@snet.net

November 17, 1877, The Sorcerer opens
November 18, 1836, W. S. Gilbert is born
November 22, 1900, Sullivan dies
November 25, 1882, Iolanthe opens simultaneously in London and NY

I know a youth...THESPIS and TRIAL in IL: MITG&SP/NEGASS member Ezra Peisach is spreading the word about the Savoy-aires of Evanston, IL, who are planning a double bill of THESPIS & TRIAL in October 2004.

Valley Light Opera of Amherst, MA will present RUDDIGORE November 5, 6, 7, 12, and 13, at Amherst Regional High School. More info: http://www.vlo.org/

The Raylynmor Opera of Keene, NH, will perform RUDDIGORE (or The Witch’s Curse) November 19, 20 and 21. More info: djyanish@yahoo.com.

The Sudbury Savoyards’ winter show will be MIKADO. Directors: Kathy Lague (stage) and - what on earth the world can be -Steve Malionek (music). Auditions will be held in early to mid November, and performances the last two weekends in February 2005.

Harvard-Radcliffe G&SP's fall show will be PIRATES, directed by Ashley Horan and Mark Musico. Performances: Dec. 2-5 and 9-11. For info, visit http://hcs.harvard.edu/~hrgsp/nextshow.html or contact Michael Lynch, mplynch@fas.harvard.edu

Belmont Open Sings, under the auspices of the Powers School of Music, will hold a sing-along MIKADO on Sunday, January 23, 2005, at the Payson Park Church in Belmont, with the usual full orchestra. See their web page for more information: www.powersmusic.org/belmontopensings.html

ACROSS THE WATER: The Gilbert & Sullivan Society [Yes, THE Gilbert & Sullivan Society] Weekend at Grim’s Dyke (Gilbert’s last home), Harrow Weald, Middlesex. April 1-3 2005. With talks, performances, videos, and a sing-through of PIRATES. (Must be applied for and paid by Feb. 1st). Email Skyler Wrench for more info, owlsnest99@yahoo.com.

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