Calendar of Local Gilbert and Sullivan Events
March 2005 The Trumpet Bray
PRINCESS IDA IN VERMONT
Main Street Arts will be performing PRINCESS IDA on March 4, 5, 11 & 12 at 8pm, and on March 6 & 13 at 3pm. Main Sreet Arts is located in the center of the village of Saxtons River, VT (near Keene, NH). Driving directions have not yet appeared on their website (www.mainstreetarts.org), but a phone number is given: (802) 869-2960. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students.
They say that reserving tickets is advisable, as their theater only has 100 seats and their shows frequently sell out.
March 7, 1896, The Grand Duke opens
Westford Chorus Spring Concert: "The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan - Choruses To Tickle The Fancy”
April 2, 2005 8:00PM
April 3, 1880, The Pirates of Penzance opens in
The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players present PRINCESS IDA on…
Produced by Jessica Bloom '07, Celia Maccoby '07, and
Margaret Maloney '06
More info: http://hcs.harvard.edu/~hrgsp/
Lowell Opera Company holds a Gilbert and Sullivan cabaret
Mass Theatrica presents Operetta Favourites featuring Karen Fanale, Meredith Lavine, Angeliki Theoharis, Alex Lucchesi, David Walther and other Boston area artists, with Bradley Pennington, piano, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brookline, MA on Friday, April 15, 2005 at 8:00 pm. This concert will offer favourite songs and duets from the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan to Victor Herbert. Admission is $15 and $12 seniors and students. There is free on-street parking and the church is wheel-chair accessible. For more information, please call 508-757-8515, email us at email@example.com or visit our webpage: www.masstheatrica.org
MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players will perform THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD
KENNETH SANDFORD Memorial Service in London,
GRAHAM WRIGHT in two concert G&S operas:
May 13, 1842, Arthur Sullivan is born
WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS G&S SING, June 24 & 25, 2005
- 297 Main Street, Northampton, MA (Edwards Church).
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.
G&S SING IN NANTUCKET THIS FALL
Everyone who loves to sing Gilbert and Sullivan is invited to the Nantucket G&S Sing-in, AKA QwertyWhales, on Saturday September 10, 2005. This is the Saturday after Labor Day, when the crowds have thinned and you can enjoy the island to its fullest. The cost of the event will be about $10 to defray the building rental cost. Some luncheon refreshments will probably cost another $5, and T-shirts will probably be available.
We will sing (no dialog) through HMS PINAFORE, RUDDIGORE, YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, and THE SORCERER. You should bring your own scores if you have them. We may have a few extra copies, but we intend those for any islanders that may want to join us. Likewise, if you have extra scores please feel free to bring them with you. The sing-in is open to all.
Since Nantucket is a lovely vacation spot, we will keep the singing to 4 shows so we can go to dinner at a reasonable hour. Since we are singing in the Unitarian Church, we cannot sing on Sunday as well, but that means you have that day free to tour the island before returning to your usual drab existences. Nantucket is 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and is accessible by air and ferry. I have created a web page describing the island, our sing-out, recommended B&B's and how to get there, including a map.
Since the church rental is significant we will only proceed if we have
a suitable critical mass of singers planning to attend. Looking forward
to seeing you all!
The Sudbury Savoyards have announced that
their 2006 show will be THE GRAND DUKE.
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