Calendar of Local Gilbert and Sullivan Events
January 2005 The Trumpet Bray
MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players will hold
YEOMEN OF THE GUARD auditions early February.
He informs Us that cast auditions will be held at the beginning of February, probably the 1st, 2d and 3d at 7-10 pm. To confirm, check the MITGASP website. They will also be seeking orchestra members and set, lighting and costume crews. Performances will be the weekends of April 29th and May 6th.
To schedule an interview or to ask questions, please e-mail email@example.com or call (617) 253-0190.
AUDITIONS FOR SAVOYNET IOLANTHE
If you wish to audition, please send indications of interest to the stage director, Diana Burleigh (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the producer, Peter Crichton (email@example.com). After they receive your indication of interest, they will send you the information about the audition materials to prepare.
Auditions tapes will be due by January 28, 2005, and more information on how to submit your tapes will be given later on SavoyNet.
Those wishing to be considered for a role need to send a message with "B2005 Auditions" in the title bar, stating:
The International G&S Festival is held in Buxton, England in August each year, and it is the ultimate treat for the Gilbert & Sullivan fan. The Festival includes over three weeks of nightly G&S operas and daytime fringe activities. Buxton is located about an hour Southeast of Manchester, England.
At the core of the Festival is a competition of amateur G&S performing societies that travel to Buxton from all over the world to compete. All of these performances are given in the Buxton Opera House, a charming 900 seat house with excellent acoustics. See the Festival Website (will be updated in January) at: http://www.gs-festival.co.uk.
If you wish to audition for the SavoyNet show, you will need to subscribe
to SavoyNet. For information, see: http://www.cris.com/~oakapple/savoynet.
Once you subscribe, it is recommended that you follow the instructions
to set your mail to the "DIGEST" mode, so that you only receive
a couple of SavoyNet digests every day, rather than many (VERY many!)
individual messages. You can subscribe later, but information about the
production is being posted to SavoyNet, so if you are serious, do subscribe
(Please note that auditions are in their own section just above)
BRUCE MILLER TRIBUTE IN ENGLAND: On Sunday, January 9th, the official UK tribute to Bruce takes place: Severnside Theatre Ensemble, under the direction of Bruce's English colleague, Peter Meason, presents the world premiere concert performance of the complete Broude Critical Edition of PINAFORE (the same one that NEGASS will be using for our LMLO) at St. George's Church in Worcester, England. We hear this will include Capt. Corcoran’s “lost” song, “Reflect, my child.” NEGASS’s Randi Kestin sings Hebe. For more info, go to http://bruceimiller.com/events.html.
Hancock County (ME) Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, directed by Geoffrey Shovelton. Thursday, February 3, through Sunday February 6 (snow date Monday, February 7) at The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth, ME. (Note: one weekend only in February rather than their usual two.) It will also be performed Thursday July 14 through Sunday July 17.
PRECIOUS NONSENSE play in upstate NY
It’s 1938 and the Closely Complicated Savoyard Company is on tour again. Director/impresario Richard D. Comfort and his wife Angelina happily await their son Frederic’s 21st birthday. They plan to retire and hand over the reins to the next generation. But Frederic, knowing his duty, has other career goals. It’s a paradox!
And it all unfolds in the intimate 73-seat Kitchen Theatre space where singing is almost palpable! The cast of six includes local favorites Erica and Joey Steinhagen along with talented guests from New YorkCity.
So, is there a recently discovered, heretofore unknown musical operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan? No! We’ve searched the trunks and still find only 14 operettas,but now is the time to add a new story to this timeless music. “Nonsense, yes, perhaps -- but oh, what precious nonsense!”
The Kitchen Theatre is conveniently located on the Ithaca Downtown Commons where parking is free during performances. This makes it easy to enjoy all that downtown Ithaca’s superb restaurants and shops have to offer. Please contact me today to discuss how you can create a memorable experience by organizing a group of 10 friends, family or co-workers. There are group rates available and I can often arrange a talk back with the cast after the performance to make your experience even more complete.
I hope you’ll join us for this music filled production of Precious Nonsense - a great way to warm-up on a cold January/February night.
PRINCESS IDA IN VERMONT
They say that reserving tickets is advisable, as their theater only has
100 seats and their shows frequently sell out.
KENNETH SANDFORD Memorial Service in London, England
The Sudbury Savoyards have announced that their 2006 show will be THE GRAND DUKE. Stephen Malionek will be the music director.