By Bess Atlas
Tickets to go on sale August 1St.
The Gatesinger Company, LTD. is proud to announce that the Next Show Onstage is:
Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe
Friday July 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Saturday July 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Sunday July 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Tickets go on sale June 12th!.
Go to Box Office to Purchase Tickets.
The Gatesinger Company, Ltd. performs at historic Gates Hall
4107 Lake Road, Pultneyville
Both Gilbert and Sullivan were at the height of their creative powers in 1882, and many people feel that Iolanthe, their seventh work together, is the most perfect of their collaborations. Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd, wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery. Phyllis does not know that Strephon is half fairy (his upper half — his legs are mortal!) and when she sees Strephon kissing a seemingly young woman, she assumes the worst. But her “rival” turns out to be none other than Strephon’s own mother, Iolanthe, a fairy — fairies never grow old. But Phyllis’ guardian, the Lord Chancellor, and half the peers in the House of Lords are sighing after her. Soon the peers and the fairies are virtually at war, and long friendships are nearly torn asunder. But all is happily sorted out, thanks to the “subtleties of the legal mind”.