The Music History of Blue Hill – May 29th!

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!

Preshow discussion and song Events

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

Ellsworth Public Library: Thursday Jan 31, 6:30pm

Jesup (Bar Harbor) Public Library: Friday Feb 1, 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.

Iolanthe 2019 Cast Announcement

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
Peter Miller Strephon
Debra Hangge Queen of the Fairies
Tiffany Laufer Iolanthe
Lauren Billings Celia
Stephanie Bradshaw Leila
Demelza Ramirez Fleta
Eileen York Phyllis
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