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Carl Rosa Opera has one tour left in the United States this year: MIKADO will be repeated in rep with PINAFORE, Sept - Nov 04. Stops will be in New Jersey, upstate New York, Ontario, western Pennsylvania, Michigan and northern Ohio. For more info visit their web site

The Community School for the Arts at the University of BunthorneConnecticut in Storrs is holding auditions now for their summer production, PATIENCE. Two evening performances and a matinee will be presented on the Von der Mehden stage August 13 and 14. Make an audition appointment by calling the CSA office at 860-486-1073. Visit for more info. (Note: this is a college course, for which tuition is required.)

New Hampshire Gilbert & Sullivan Society will perform RUDDIGORE March 12-28, 2004. For more info, phone 603-679-2781, e-mail or visit their website at

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of New York plans meetings this year on May 14 and June 19 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 for more details.

The Yale G&S Society plans PIRATES in late April. Visit for more info.

Longwood Opera will be holding auditions for Boston based singers only on April 24th and 25th, 1pm - 5pm for their 2004 season. The ever-popular Gilbert and Sullivan Night [which We coordinate] will take place this year on July 27 – 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

THEATER FOR A NEW AUDIENCE plans Gilbert’s Engaged at the Lucille Lorlel Theater on Christopher Street in NYC April 20-May 16 - call (212) 229-2819 ext 0 or visit for more info.

Theater Ten Ten, a professional group in NYC, plans IOLANTHE with an all-Equity cast on April 30 and May 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24 & 27-30. Call for reservations: 212-288-3246, Ext. 3, or visit their web site at for more info.

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
June 30, 1907, Gilbert is knighted

Connecticut G&S Society plans open auditions (they may double-cast lead roles) for MIKADO on June 6 and 8 from 6 to 8pm at Congregation Adath Israel, 49 Old Church St., Middletown, CT. Performances will be Nov. 13 and 14 at 2pm and Nov. 12 and 13 at 8pm at Middletown High School. Conductor: John Dreslin; Director: Bob Cumming, who tells Us: "Past cast members have already gathered for a party to view highlights from the 1938 "Kenny Baker, Martyn Green" movie, the 1966 D'Oyly Carte version and the Stratford Festival video. Once the cast is announced in June we'll have another gathering to see one of the past CG&SS videos. This time we're opening to two dozen youngsters to add to the Mikado's procession; they'll attend only three rehearsals prior to the week in the theatre and only three sessions in the auditorium. Lots of flags, banners and Kabuki-style warriors!" For more info, within CT call 1-800-866-1606; or out of state call 1-860-873-2832 - or email Bob Cumming at

Glimmerglass Opera of Cooperstown, NY presents lie upon the daisies...PATIENCE, in repertory with other works, between July 2 and August 24, 2002. Visit or phone (607) 547-2255 for more info

The Somerville Community Chorus, under the direction of David Giessow, will present a semi-staged concert version of PINAFORE Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at North Prospect Church, Porter Square (next to the Porter Exchange Building). Suggested donations - $8.00, $4.00 seniors and student, children under 12 free. For more information visit or call 617-741-4053.

Ohio Light Opera opens MIKADO in June and PATIENCE in July. We know it’s not, but mavens might like to check out DeKoven's Robin Hood (the first major American operetta), opening in late June. These are all in repertoire with non-G&S operettas - quite a busy season!
Visit for more info.

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Hancock County (ME) plans a revival of their mid-winter MIKADO. We believe the dates are the evenings of July 15-18, but the dates are not yet posted on their web site at Try visiting their site in June, phoning their box office at 207 667 9500, or emailing for more info.

THESPIS and TRIAL in IL: MITG&SP/NEGASS member Ezra Peisach is spreading the word about the Savoy-aires of Evanston, IL, who are planning a double bill of THESPIS & TRIAL in October 2004.

The 11th International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival will take place in Buxton, Derbyshire, England, July 31 - August 22, 2004. For more info, visit, email, or phone (0) 1422 323252.

SavoyNet will be bringing PIRATES to the Festival, with a cast including NEGASSers Sam Silvers (Major General), Mitch Gillette (Frederic), and Rebecca Consentino Hains (Mabel)

What’s SavoyNet? It’s an unmoderated electronic mailing list dedicated to discussion of G&S. Email list moderator Marc Shepherd at for more info, or visit their web site at

... to thee I sing...

SON OF SINGOUT Toronto’s planned summer 2004 gala, is cancelled!

However - do not despair: The Chicago G&S Soc, in connection with local G&S performing groups, may be able to host one over Labor Day Weekend - more news as it breaks!

THE BOSTONIANS (aka Boston Opera and Concert Ensemble), Richard Conrad’s new group, is planning to include G&S in its repertoire (unlike Opera Boston, the new avatar of Boston Opera Society, which removed Richard from its leadership this past year and is not planning any more G&S). We don’t see any G&S planned for this season, but We’ll keep an eye on their web site <> for future developments.

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