By Stephen Schwartz & Roger Hirson
Tickets go on sale in March.
In celebration of our 50th anniversary, the Gatesinger Company, Ltd. is pleased to offer our Pultneyville Civic Light Opera Company’s annual Gilbert and Sullivan production. This year’s will consist of two parts. The first act–a one-act operetta rarely performed at Gates Hall–Trial by Jury will be directed by Wayne VanderByl.
In Trial, the beguiling Angelina (Ann Rhody) — betrayed by the philandering Edwin (Carl Webeck) — and her counsel (Kurt Griffen) bring suit for breach of promise of marriage. The case comes before a Judge (Alan pritchard) with his own record of matrimonial perfidy, and a jury deeply biased against Edwin by the court’s usher. (Bob Gorski)
The show brings several old and new faces to the stage at Gates Hall, and moves all the twists and turns one expects of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta to an 1870s saloon of the American west, inspired by the legendary Judge Roy Bean.
The second act will be a revue of many favorite choruses from Gilbert and Sullivan cannon. Director Karen Nail promises that it will be a “rollicking good time” with some of our dear old friends returning to the stage, as well as many talented newcomers. Choruses from Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore and more are included, with opportunities for the audience to join in. So, come on down to Gates Hall and join the celebration!