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The MIT G&S Players announce interviews for producer, directors (orchestra, vocal, and stage), and stage manager for their spring production, UTOPIA, LTD., which will be performed April 4-6 and 10-13, 2003. Since the show isn't the most familiar one, they're noting that there's a plot summary available at the G&S Archives web site: http://diamond.boisestate.edu/gas/utopia/html/plot_summary.html .

To schedule an interview or to ask questions, e-mail savoyards-request@mit.edu or call 617-253-0190. For more info about MITG&SP, visit http://web.mit.edu/gsp/www .

January 5, 1884, Princess Ida opens
January 22, 1887,
Ruddigore opens

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of New York plans meetings this year on Jan. 16, 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 http://g-and-s.org/ for more details.

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players plan PIRATES Jan 10-12, MIKADO Jan 17-19 and GONDOLIERS Jan 24-26 at City Center in NYC - call 212-581-1212 for info. YEOMEN (May 1-4) and PINAFORE (May 8-11) will be at the Symphony Space in NYC - phone 212-864-5400 for info.

Belmont Open Sings will hold an open sing of PIRATES, led by Charles Dodsley Walker, former director of NYC's Blue Hill Troupe, on Feb. 2 at 7:30 at the Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont St., Belmont. Tix are $6; $4 for srs and students. Warmup and scores provided, as is refreshment. Thanks, Mary Beekman, music director of the Belmont Open Sings

The Master Singers of Lexington, MA will present music concerning the legal profession, including a complete production of TRIAL, Feb 15, 2003 - visit http://www.themastersingers.org/ for more info

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Hancock County (GSSHC) plans PATIENCE, directed by the company's new artistic director, Geoffrey Shovelton, of the D'Oyly Carte company, assisted by his wife, Deborah Clague, as choreographer. Returning as musical director will be Fredric Goldrich. Performances will be January 31, Feb 1 and 2 (matinee) and Feb 7, 8 and 9 (matinee), 2003 at The Grand Theater, Main Street, Ellsworth, ME. E-mail Irv Hodgkin at IHodgkin@acadia.net or visit http://ellsworthme.org/gsshc/ for more info. (Box office telephone: 207- 667-9500)

The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society will present An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan on February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA. Performing will be the quartet Operartisti: Cecelia Schiano Rodi, Soprano; Georgette Ross Hutchins, Mezzo; Edward Doucette, tenor; and Kevin Harrop Valentine, Bass-Baritone. Tix: $18 ($15 for RAS members). Send checks to Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, P.O. Box 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769

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 info@sudburysavoyards.org, or check out their website at http://www.sudburysavoyards.org/

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
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 JimKeyes7@msn.com . - mlc]

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: OH_LT_OPERA@wooster.edu , or visit http://www.wooster.edu/OH_LT_OPERA/

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 Festival Newsletter at http://www.gs-festival.co.uk/ .

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

Victorian Lyric Opera Company's 3rd Gilbert & Sullivan Sing-Out will be held in Rockville, Maryland August 29-31, 2003 (that's Labor Day weekend!) Visit their website (http://www.vloc.org ) for more news.

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