Raylynmor Opera Company of Keene, New Hampshire
will be holding
Principal auditions, by appt only, in Peterborough, NH, for their Fall
production of THE MIKADO - but, new!
the original auditions, planned for June 11-12 have been postponed to
an as-yet-unknown date. [More news as it breaks!] They are also
looking for a Stage Director and Conductor. Performance dates are November
11,12,13 at the Colonial Theater in Keene NH. With orchestra, and fully
staged. Send phone/resume to Peter Szep, Artistic Director,
Raylynmor Opera Company. email@example.com
MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players announce
interviews for the Fall 2005 production of THE
MIKADO. Performances will take place the weekends of December 2nd
and December 9th.
We are seeking: Producer, Orchestra Director, Vocal Director, Stage Director,
and Stage Manager. To schedule an interview or to ask questions, please
Please see http://web.mit.edu/gsp/www/
for more info about our group. -–GARRY ZACHEISS
The Connecticut G&S Society in
Middletown will revive THE SORCERER for
only the second time in our 25-year performing history. Auditions take
place June 21 and 22, from 6pm to 8:30pm in Middletown, Conn. at the Congregation
Adath Israel, 48 Old Church St., Middletown, CT 06457. Contact email:
- Our 1-800-866-1606 is only good within the state of Conn. A message
could be left for CG&SS, however, at 1-860-873-1207.
- Our address is PO Box 2152, Middletown, CT 06457.
- We will be including Gilbert's original Ahrimanes Scene; yet to be decided
is whether or not we will be renting John Larrick's [did
he mean Dave Larrick? - mlc] orchestrations,
rather than do just the dialogue portions.
- We will NOT be utilizing the rewrite mentioning "Fred Astaire"
and "trouser flies undone." -–BOB CUMMING
SAVE THE QWERTY-WHALES!
G&S SING IN NANTUCKET THIS FALL will only take place if more
people sign up. If you are interested in singing Gilbert and Sullivan
on Saturday September 10 in Nantucket, please e-mail Jim Cooper,
Plans are to sing (no dialogue) through PINAFORE,
RUDDIGORE, YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, and SORCERER.
For details see http://trouperslightopera.org/Troupers/Qwertywhale/
G&S course at Elderhostel - 6/5/05 thru
6/10/05 Ron Dallas came across an announcement for a G&S
course at Elderhostel in Vermont. It's titled "The Topsy-Turvy
World of Gilbert & Sullivan", program # 11235RJ. Includes
live concerts by noted performers, movies, sing-alongs, scene readings
and enactments. This five night course costs $638.00 and up. More information
Click on programs (top of page), enter US and Canada
programs in the search box, and put in the course number, 11235RJ.
Juliet Cunningham has announced her
summer schedule of G&S sings for 2005. Wednesdays in July, Boston
Church of the New Jerusalem (Church on the Hill), 7:30 PM, donation five
dollars, chorus scores provided. For solo assignments call (617)361-3828
or email OLIVAMJ3@aol.com.
July 6 HMS PINAFORE
July 13 THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
July 20 PATIENCE
July 27 THE MIKADO
HMS PINAFORE in concert, Hingham, MA:
July 16, 7:00 pm: South Shore Conservatory’s Opera by the
Bay in Hingham brings Gilbert & Sullivan back to the Carr
Amphitheater with a concert version of HMS PINAFORE.
Special guest conductor Steven Karidoyanes, Music Director
of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, conducts members of the opera
troupe with guest soloists Richard Conrad (Captain Corcoran)
and Keith Jurosko of the New York Gilbert & Sullivan
Players (Sir Joseph). Beth Canterbury is Josephine, Jason
McStoots is Ralph, Beth MacLeod is Buttercup
and Graham Wright is the Boatswain. Box office opens
June 1 (telephone: 781-749-7565, x 14). Parking is at the Hingham Bus
Depot, 19 Fort Hill Street. Shuttle buses to and from the Carr Amphitheater
at South Shore Conservatory. For more info go to: http://www.southshoreconservatory.org/eus.htm
May 25, 1878, H.M.S. Pinafore opens
May 27, 1883, Sullivan is knighted
May 29, 1911, W.S. Gilbert dies
June 30, 1907, Gilbert is knighted
WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS G&S SING June 24 & 25, 2005. 297 Main Street, Northampton,
MA (Edwards Church).
Music only, with the audience as chorus -- please bring scores
if you have them.
Registration will be $20.
We need to get a headcount of probable participants -- please
email Jacqueline Haney Kidwell at ValleyLightOpera@yahoo.com
with "Sing-Out" in the subject line.
Conductors, accompanists and roles will be arranged soon --
please let us know in your email what you're interested in doing.
- 6:30 -- gather & mingle;
- 7:30 -- HMS PINAFORE;
- Afterwards: adjourn to a local establishment for beverages and
- 9:00 -- bagels, coffee, and orange juice;
- 10:00 -- THE SORCERER ;
- noon -- lunch break (there are a number of great restaurants within
3 blocks) ;
- 2:00 – RUDDIGORE;
- 4:00 – THE MIKADO;
- 6:00 -- potluck supper (bring a dish or chip in for the entrées)
- 7:30 -- potluck entertainment (bring your parody, "party
piece" or favorite number); then adjourn to a local establishment
for beverages and chat Sunday: all who can stay will meet for brunch at
a local establishment.
COLLEGE LIGHT OPERA: G&S on Cape Cod
The CLOC summer season in Falmouth, MA, includes two Savoy Operas, as
well as many non-G&S goodies! The dates of the G&S are: June 28- July 2THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE July 26-30RUDDIGORE www.collegelightopera.com
Highfield Theatre, Falmouth - Cape Cod, MA 02541
New England Light Opera plans a G&S night
on Wed July 20th at 7:30. WHERE: The Congregational Church of Topsfield,
which is just off Rt. 1 and I-95, about a 35 minute drive north of Boston.
Contact: Mark Morgan, Artistic Director, New England
Longwood Opera: two G&S concerts
The regular Longwood Opera G&S concert in Needham is August 9 at 7:30
PM, at Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA - see
the Longwood's new URL: http://longwoodopera.org/ for info.
For those who like to travel…
On Tuesday, August 9, 2005, SavoyNet will perform IOLANTHE
at the 12th International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival
in Buxton, Derbyshire, England. See http://www.savoynet.org/Buxton2005/index.html
for cast & crew bios and photos, including of our own J. Donald
Smith, the rehearsal manager for the production!
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