History of Our Productions

Beginning in 1977, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine (originally the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Hancock County) began performing annually at The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth, Maine. (See our Brief History.)  Many productions have been performed in additional locations, as noted.

  • 1977 – The Gondoliers
  • 1978 – The Mikado
  • 1979 – Trial by Jury & H.M.S. Pinafore
  • 1980 – The Pirates of Penzance
  • 1981 – Ruddigore
  • 1982 – Patience
  • 1983 – The Yeomen of the Guard
  • 1984 – The Gondoliers
  • 1985 – Iolanthe
  • 1986 – Princess Ida
  • 1987 – Trial by Jury & H.M.S. Pinafore
  • 1988 – The Mikado
  • 1989 – The Pirates of Penzance
  • 1990 – The Sorcerer & Pineapple Poll
  • 1991 – Ruddigore
  • 1992 – Patience
  • 1993 – The Yeomen of the Guard
  • 1994 – Utopia, Limited (also: International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival: Buxton, England where the Society won First Prize!)
  • 1995 – Iolanthe (also: International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival: Buxton, England)
  • 1996 – The Gondoliers & The Grand Duke (also: International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival: Philadelphia)
  • 1997 – The Mikado (also: Collins Center for the Arts, and Greenville)
  • 1998 – Princess Ida
  • 1999 – Trial by Jury & H.M.S. Pinafore
  • 2000 – The Sorcerer
  • 2001 – The Pirates of Penzance
  • 2002 – Ruddigore
  • 2003 – Patience
  • 2004 – The Mikado
  • 2005 – The Yeomen of the Guard
  • 2006 – Trial by Jury & H.M.S. Pinafore
  • 2007 – Iolanthe
  • 2008 – The Gondoliers (also: Bucksport Performing Arts Center)
  • 2009 – The Pirates of Penzance (also: Bucksport Performing Arts Center)
  • 2010 – The Sorcerer
  • 2011 – Ruddigore (also: International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival: Gettysburg)
  • 2012 – Trial By Jury & A Gilbert & Sullivan Musicale (also: Summer Music Theatre Festival at University of Maine, Orono)
  • 2013 – The Mikado (only at the Bangor Opera House** and the Higgins-Demas Theater at MDI HS)
  • 2014 – Princess Ida (also: the Bangor Opera House**)
  • 2015 – The Yeoman of the Guard

Performances of Each Show

  • The Gondoliers: 77, 84, 96*, 08*
  • The Mikado: 78, 88, 97, 04, 13*
  • Trial By Jury & H.M.S. Pinafore: 79, 87, 99, 06
  • Trial By Jury & A Gilbert & Sullivan Musicale: 12*
  • The Pirates of Penzance: 80, 89, 01, 09*
  • Ruddigore: 81, 91, 02, 11*
  • Patience: 82, 92, 03
  • The Yeomen of the Guard: 83, 93, 05, 15
  • Iolanthe: 85, 95*, 07
  • Princess Ida: 86, 98, 14*
  • The Sorcerer: 90, 00, 10
  • Pineapple Poll: 90
  • Utopia, Limited: 94*
  • The Grand Duke: 96

* Performed at The Grand Auditorium and at an additional venue.
** The historic Bangor Opera House is home of the Penobscot Theatre Company.