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The MIT G&S Player
s have just held auditions (just before the Bray came out! – did you receive the Between-Bray email?) for their fall production, RUDDIGORE. Now they are looking for orchestra members. Show dates: November 7-9 and 13-15. Producer: Erin Tyndall, Stage Director: Andrew Sweet, Vocal Director: Katherine Bryant. [Dame Rumour whispers that NEGASSer Tom Dawkins may be Orchestra Director – and moreover, that THESPIS is in the works for Spring 2004!].For more info, e-mail, phone (617) 253-0190, or visit

October 2, 1888, Yeomen of the Guard opens
October 7, 1893, Utopia Limited opens.
October 10, 1881, Savoy Theater opens

New Hampshire Gilbert & Sullivan Society will hold auditions, by appointment only, on Saturday, October 11, for RUDDIGORE. – phone starting September 8 to get on the list. Rehearsals start in January; performances will be in March 12-28, 2004 . For more info, phone 603-679-2781, e-mail: or visit their new website:

What’s the good of editing a newsletter if We can’t blow Our own trumpet in a worthy cause? – visit The Boston Cure Project Benefit Concert page for info about the October 26 benefit concert We’re organizing for the Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, featuring NEGASS members Tom Dawkins, David Goldhirsch, Dave Leigh, Linda Nadeau, Eric Schwartz, and Tom Weber, among others – including Ourself. Time: 3-5 PM. Place: Pleasant St. Congregational Church, Arlington, MA. Contact Us for more info: or visit Our organizing pages to download donations forms.

Valley Light Opera (VLO)’s fall 2003 show, PINAFORE, will be Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, and 15, 2003. Visit their web site or phone producer Jacqueline Haney (413) 585-5769 for more info.

The Middletown-based Connecticut G&S Society is rehearsing for their fall GONDOLIERS. The production, directed by Bob Cumming with full orchestra conducted by Dr. John Dreslin, will take place at Middletown High School on November 7 & 8, 8 PM and Nov 9th 2 PM For info phone 1-800-866-1606 or 866-873-2832 or write to PO Box 2152, Middletown, CT 06457.

Savoyard Light Opera Company will perform IOLANTHE in the Corey Auditorium at Carlisle Middle School, Church Street, Carlisle, MA Nov. 14, 15, 21, 22, at 7:30pm, Nov 16, 23 at 2:00pm - 2003 Stage Director: Donna DeWitt, Music Director: Fred Frabotta Cast: Lord Chancellor: Chris Snell, Fairy Queen: Noelle Nordstrom, Phyllis: Diana Doyle, Strephon: Brad Kenney, Iolanthe: Stephanie Mann, Lord Mountararat: Barry Hilton, Lord Tolloller: Lonnie Powell, Private Willis: Bob Russell, Celia: Linda Emmanuel, Leila: Rebecca Skirball, Fleta: Zoë Daniel. Email, visit or phone 978-371-SLOC (7562) for more info.

The Sudbury Savoyards 2004 show will be PIRATES. Stage Director: Emily C. A. Snyder; Music Director: Katherine Engel Meifert (No Kathy Lague and Steve Malionek this year, due to personal and professional conflicts – they’ll be back!) Auditions for lead roles will be held Monday, November 17th and Tuesday, November 18th at Sudbury United Methodist Church, beginning at 7:30 pm. Callbacks, if required, will be held Wednesday, November 19th. As usual, no audition is necessary to join the chorus. And as usual, all profits will be donated towards the relief of world hunger.Performances will take place the last two weekends of February 2004. For more information, call 978-443-8811, email, or check out their website at

November 17, 1877, The Sorcerer opens
November 18, 1836, W. S. Gilbert is born.
November 22, 1900, Sullivan dies
November 25, 1882, Iolanthe opens simultaneously in London and New York.
December 7, 1889, The Gondoliers opens
December 23, 1871, Thespis opens.
December 31, 1879, The Pirates of Penzance opens in New York

The 11th International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival will take place in Buxton, Derbyshire, England, July 31 - August 22, 2004. More news will be forthcoming.

SON OF SINGOUT Toronto is planning a reprise of its August 2000 "T2K Singout, Eh?" in August 20-22, 2004. (We mistakenly said in the last Bray that this was a function of the Toronto G&S Society – but no! – this is being organized, as was the last Toronto Singout, by four very brave individuals: Len Henderson, Herschel Rosen, Ori Seigel, and Elspeth Simpson)

To be sure you are included in their list for informational updates and mailings, email Or write:

Son of Singout
22 Royal Street
Oshawa ON Canada
L1H 2T6

Include your name and postal address in your message, so a printed brochure and registration form can be sent to you. (They’d like your phone number, too – they want a lot!)

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