First time Directors Karen Nail and Jerry Skerrett are hard at work with rehearsals of Princess Ida. They are assisted by Vocal Director, Ann Rhody and Producer Anne Vander Byl. Veteran members of the production team include: Jaime Akerley – Choreographer, R.L . Markham – Set Design, and Adrian Vander Byl – Lighting Design. Doug Blackall makes his first appearance at Gates Hall, as Accompanist.
An exciting cast has been assembled featuring Karen Karnisky as Princess Ida, and Robert Gorski as King Gama her father. Dan Montondo, Jim Nail and Ken Vary complete the family, playing her not very intelligent warrior brothers.
Mark Montondo has his first G&S lead as Hilarion, Ida’s spurned husband, with Stephen Hunn (Cyril) and Charles Palella (Florian) as his faithful side-kicks. Wayne Vander Byl, plays King Hildebrand, Hilarion’s Father. Sarajane Fondiller makes her first apperance at Gates Hall as Lady Blanche, Ida’s Nemesis.
The Faculty and Classmates of Princess Ida’s all women school are Carla Cogliandro (Lady Psyche), Jaime Akerley (Milissa), Emily Sawdey (Sacharissa) and Katie Johnson (Chloe). Featured dancers include Amanda Vander Byl and Claire Wayman. A strong chorus rounds out the cast with Allison Carnwath, Patti Montrois, Tiffany Skerrett, Sarah Walton, Dean Johnson, and Scott Sawdey
Show dates are July 18, 19, and 20.
Show times are 8 p.m. on the 18th & 19th and 3p.m. on the 20th
Box office Phone: 1-315-589-3326
Gates Hall now has Air-conditioning to increase your comfort during our summer performance.