We are now on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gssmaine/, follow us for updates and new photos as we prepare for our 2020 season – The Gondoliers (Feb 7-9, 14-16, 2020) at The Grand in Ellsworth.
The Gilbert and Sullivan society will be singing a short selection at “The Music History of Blue Hill” presentation at Kneisel Hall Wednesday, May 29th @ 7:00pm. Other groups will be presenting as well – come and learn of the wonderful musical history of Blue Hill.
It will be a wonderful evening learning the history of music as seen through the eyes of Blue Hill. Sponsored by: Jonathan Fisher House, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music, Blue Hill Historical Society, Bagaduce Music Lending Library and The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine.
See you there!
Grab your tickets to Iolanthe, presented at The Grand in Ellsworth.
Feb 8,9,10th & 15,16,17th 2019
Join us for a preshow discussion and song of our next production. David Porter and Joe Marshall will give us brief highlights of both the history of Gilbert and Sullivan’s collaboration and Iolanthe. In addition, Director Dorothy Ahlf-Wheatcraft will take us through her inspirations for Iolanthe. Songs from the show will also be included.
Blue Hill Public Library: Wednesday Jan 30, 7:00pm
Iolanthe, or The Peer and the Peri, is a comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. It opened at the Savoy Theatre on November 25, 1882 and ran for 398 performances. It is the seventh of fourteen operatic collaborations by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Tickets are now on sale on The Grand’s website:
Performances: February 8,9,10 & 15,16,17; $20 Adults/Seniors, $15 Students; 15 & under Reserved Seating
Thank you to everyone who auditioned for Iolanthe. Save the dates for our performances at The Grand: Feb 8,9,10 & 15,16,17! Friday 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 2pm.
|Joe Marshall||The Lord Chancellor|
|Roland Dube||Lord Mountararat|
|Mike Smith||Lord Tololler|
|John Cunningham||Private Willis|
|Debra Hangge||Queen of the Fairies|
|Theo Dumas||Understudy Strephon|
|Cassy Palmer||Understudy Fairy|
|Sally MacDowell||Understudy Fairy|
|Irv Hodgkin, David Porter, Rob Taylor||“Britain Really Ruled the Waves” featured soloists|