Continuing its Golden Anniversary, the Pultneyville Civic Light Opera Company is readying Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Ruddigore: or, The Witch’s Curse”. Production dates are during Pultneyville Homecoming Celebration, July 20 and 21 at 8 pm, and July 22 at 3 p.m.
“Ruddigore” is the operetta featuring witches, ghosts, sailors, village people, bridesmaids, a fussy bride-to-be, great songs, and a lot of fun. The cast is lead by Karen Seidel Karnisky as the fair Rose Maybud, paired with Michael Mulberry as Sir Ruthven “Rivvin” Murgatroyd, disguised as Robin Oakapple to protect his identity as part of the accursed line of Baronets of Ruddigore. Karen Nail is Rose’s aunt, Dame Hannah; Off-Monroe Players favorite, Sarajane Fondiller portrays the quirky Mad Margaret; Michael Peterson is Sir Despard Murgatroyd, unwilling Baronet; Robin’s faithful manservant, Old Adam, is played by Don Kelley; Adam Johnson is the ghostly Sir Roderick Murgatroyd; Larissa Myhowych and Tamara Kelley are “senior bridesmaids” Zorah and Ruth.
PCLOC is pleased to announce the return of Michael Lockley in a reprise of his role as Richard Dauntless, the salty sailor who falls in love with the fair Rose Maybud while pleading his brother, Robin’s, case for her hand. Michael began his acting experience at Gates Hall, and has expanded his career in classical music to an impressive international resume, including the sound track CD of the concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeny Todd”; performances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall; and many venues in Europe and South America. His lyric tenor voice, combined with a talented cast, will certainly make “Ruddigore” an unforgettable experience.