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The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of New York plans meetings this year on Feb. 12, March 15, April 11, May 14, and June 14 at CAMI Hall, 165 W. 57 St., NY. Doors open at 7:30; the meeting starts at 7:45, and the Inner Brotherhood go out for coffee afterwards. Visit for more details.

The Master Singers of Lexington, MA will present music concerning the legal profession, including a complete production of TRIAL, Feb 15, 2003 - visit for more info

The Sudbury Savoyards will present PATIENCE, with stage direction by Kathy Lague and music direction by Steve Malionek, on February 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 and March 1, 2003 at the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, MA. The all-star cast:

Reginald Bunthorne Eric Ruben
Archibald Grosvenor Bill Kuhlman
Colonel Calverley Dennis O'Brien
Major Murgatroyd Ted Koban
Lt. Duke of Dunstable Ben Stevens
Lady Angela
Cindy Ewing
Lady Saphir Elaine Crane
Lady Ella Stephanie Mann
Lady Jane Leah Tsamous
Patience Kathryn Denney

For more information, call 978-443-8811, email, or check out their website at

The Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Valley Light Opera, Inc., will be held on Thursday, February 27, in the auditorium of the Amherst Regional Middle School, Chestnut Street, Amherst, MA at 7:45 p.m. Auditions for VLO's fall 2003 show, PINAFORE, will be held in March - more news as it breaks! - Meanwhile, visit their web site at

The Amherst Historical Society, in connection with the Valley Light Opera, present TRIAL plus a G&S excerpt program, Friday Feb 28 at 8 PM at the Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium, 170 Chestnut St., Amherst , MA. Call the Historical Society at 413 256-0678 to reserve tix, which will benefit the Society. For more info, visit

March 7, 1896, The Grand Duke opens
March 14, 1885,
The Mikado opens
March 25, 1875,
Trial by Jury opens
April 3, 1880,
The Pirates of Penzance opens in London
April 23, 1881,
Patience opens

The MIT G&S Players have just held auditions for UTOPIA, LTD. which will be performed April 4-6 and 10-13, with matinees at 2 pm on the 6 and 13. (They are still looking for orchestra members!) Their producer is Catherine Havasi, stage director is Evan Xenakis, orchestra director is David Larrick, and vocal director is Kristin Brodie. For more info, e-mail, phone (617) 253-0190, or visit

May 13, 1842, Arthur Sullivan is born
May 25, 1878,
H.M.S. Pinafore opens
May 27, 1883, Sullivan is knighted
May 29, 1911, W.S. Gilbert dies

Jim Keyes, Music Director, Delaware Community Chorus, writes: Delaware Community Chorus (Delaware, Ohio) will present Trial By Jury in May, 2003. Any help publicizing the event will be appreciated. And let us know how we can help you. Delaware, Ohio is just north of Columbus in Central Ohio. I wonder if there are societies similar to yours in the state of Ohio. [We sent him to Sarah Cole of the Midwestern G&S Society - is that really all that much closer? There are performing groups closer, but We don't know of any Appreciation Societies in Ohio. Can anyone help him out? He's at . - mlc]

The West Bay Chorale is based in Warwick, RI, but draws members from around the states of RI and MA. They incorporate orchestral accompaniment and professional soloists with a community chorale. The group is currently rehearsing every Monday night at 7 PM at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Warwick, RI, for their May 17th-18th production of MIKADO - and they are still looking for tenors and basses! For more info, call 401-392-3458, or email

June 30, 1907, Gilbert is knighted

Ohio Light Opera's summer 2003 repertory season, which will begin in early June, will include PIRATES and GRAND DUKE. For more info call (330) 263-2345, email: , or visit

Salisbury Lyric Opera will present MIKADO June 12-29, Thurs, Fri and Sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 PM at the Foothills Theater in Worcester, MA. Call the Foothills box office at 508-754-4018 for tix & info.

The 10th International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival will take place in Buxton, Derbyshire, England Saturday, July 26 - Sunday, August 17. Visit the latest Festival Newsletter at . This year's newsletter includes provisional dates for the Festival for the next five years, so that attendees can plan more than one year at a time.

SavoyNet's production in this year's Festival will be UTOPIA, and will take place Tuesday, August 5th.

Victorian Lyric Opera Company's Third Gilbert & Sullivan Sing-Out will be held in Rockville, Maryland August 29-31, 2003 (that's Labor Day weekend!) Visit their website ( ) for more news.

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