CORRECTION: Auditions for Valley Light Opera (VLO's) fall 2003 show, PINAFORE, will be held, not in March, but in May: May 17 and 18 at First Congregational Church in Amherst, MA. Performances will be Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, and 15. Visit their web site at http://www.vlo.org/ for more info.
March 25, 1875, Trial
by Jury opens
SLOCO (Simsbury Light Opera Co) will present SORCERER and TRIAL March 29 and April 5 & 12 at 8 pm, and March 30 and April 6 & 12 at 2:15 pm at the Simsbury High School, Simsbury, CT. Direction is by Ron Luchsinger, with music direction by John Eells, and the production will feature NEGASSer Linda Nadeau as Lady Sangazure. Note: March 30 is a Family Matinee - in place of TRIAL the performance will feature a panel discussion and souvenirs, and will cost only $5 for children under 18. For tix and info, visit http://www.sloco.org or call 860-521-8076.
April 3, 1880, The
Pirates of Penzance opens in London
Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players will perform SORCERER April 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 at 8:00 PM, and April 5, 6, and 12 at 2:00 PM at the Agassiz Theatre, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Cambridge, MA. Stage direction is by Kaitlin Heller, with music direction by Marisa Green. Producers are Christina Mulligan and Sam Gale Rosen. HRG&SP's opening night is always Black Tie, and closing night is Hack Night. April 5 features a special milk-and-cookies Children's Matinee. Tickets are on sale now at the Harvard Box Office at 1350 Mass Ave, Cambridge, by calling (617) 496-2222, or on the web.
UMGASS (the U Michigan G&S Society) will perform PIRATES April 3-5 at 8 PM and April 5 & 6 at 2 PM in Ann Arbor, MI. [UMGASS is the home of Harry Benford, whose Lexicon is touted above.] Tix : phone 734-764-2538 Mon-Fri 10-6 or Sat 10-1. For more info: visit http://www.umgass.org, or email email@example.com
The MIT G&S Players will perform UTOPIA, LTD. April 4-6 and 10-13, with matinees at 2 pm on the 6 and 13. Their producer is Catherine Havasi, stage director is Evan Xenakis, orchestra director is David Larrick. They are looking for a replacement costume designer and vocal director - any volunteers? (Cast includes NEGASSers Rebecca Burstein and Arthur Dunlap, among others.) For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (617) 253-0190, or visit http://web.mit.edu/gsp/www/.
will be holding auditions for Boston based singers only on April 6 (1-6pm)
and April 8 (6-10pm) for all roles in their fall production, The
Tales of Hoffmann [yes,
We know it isn't!], and for their Summer
Concert Series. The ever-popular Gilbert
and Sullivan Night will take place this year on
July 29 - and anyone accepted for the Longwood roster is welcome to take
part in that or any other summer concert! For more info call 781-455-0960,
or visit http://home.earthlink.net/~brumit/index.html
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of New York plans meetings this year on 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.
April 23, 1881, Patience opens
The Savoyard Light Opera Company will hold auditions in May for their November 2003 production, IOLANTHE. Email email@example.com, visit http://www.savoyardlightopera.org/ or phone 978-371-SLOC (7562) for more info
May 13, 1842, Arthur Sullivan is born
The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players plan YEOMEN (May 1-4) and PINAFORE (May 8-11) at the Symphony Space in NYC - phone 212-864-5400 for info.
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]
The West Bay Chorale plans MIKADO May 17 at 8 PM and 18 at 3 at Winman Jr. High School in Warwick, RI. For more info, call 401-392-3458, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. NEGASS VP Tony Parkes is the Mikado himself; Kris Maples, a Sudbury regular, is Peep-Bo, and Leah Tsamous, Sudbury's recent Lady Jane, will be Katisha. Pooh-Bah is still uncast, but there's a good chance he'll be a NEGASSer as well! (And, last We heard, they were still accepting chorus members ) Call the Foothills box office at 508-754-4018 for tix & info.
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Hancock County (ME) plans PATIENCE the evenings of July 10, 11, and 12, with a matinee on July 13. This is a repeat of their successful winter production, which received a wonderful review by Nan Lincoln in the Ellsworth [ME] Weekly Visit their web site at http://ellsworthme.org/gsshc/ or email email@example.com for more info.
The Sudbury Savoyards have already selected next year's show: Spring 2004 will feature PIRATES. For more information, call 978-443-8811, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out their website at http://www.sudburysavoyards.org/
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