Principal Roles in GSSME’s 2013 Production: The Mikado

Congratulations to the fabulous performers who will be playing principal roles in GSSME’s upcoming performances of The Mikado in February 2013!  (Note: some casting changes were required. The role of Yum-Yum will be played by Eileen York and the role of Peep-Bo will be played by Catherine Forthofer.)

  • The Mikado – Joe Marshall
  • Nanki-Poo – Jason Wilkes
  • Ko-Ko – Norman Bamford
  • Pooh-Bah – Roland  Dubé
  • Pish-Tush – David Porter
  • Yum-Yum – Eileen York
  • Pitti-Sing – Leslie Michaud
  • Peep-Bo – Catherine Forthofer
  • Katisha – Anne Bahr

Mikado Auditions 2012-2013

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine announces open auditions for principal roles in our 2013 production of The Mikado.  

Auditions will be held on Saturday, Oct 13 from noon to 3:00pm and Sunday, Oct 14 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Maine Coast Baptist Church in Ellsworth, Maine.  (Here’s a map.)

No appointment is necessary.  Auditions are required ONLY for principal roles; EVERYONE is welcome to join the chorus!  

Performances are scheduled for February 15, 16 and 17 on Mount Desert Island and February 22, 23 and 24 in Bangor.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7:00pm at the same location.  Weekend rehearsals will be added in January and February, 2013.

Please come join us! Contact us if you would like to audition but need to make other arrangements.

Annual Meeting 2013

You are invited to our Annual Meeting, to be held Sunday, September 30, 2013 at 2:00pm in Sullivan, Maine!

At this meeting, we review our finances for the year, and dues-paying members elect the Board of Trustees.  Then we eat, laugh, make merry, and talk about the new show for the season!!  Everyone is welcome and we would love to see lots of new faces so please join us, even if you are not a member.  Please also pass this message along to anyone you think might be interested in joining our cast or crew!!

For more information, please drop us a line!

Hope to see you there!!

P.S. We are looking for new members for the Board of Trustees, and especially, people willing to serve as officers.  If you, a member of your family, a business associate, or a friend is interested in serving on a non-profit Board that likes to have fun, please get in touch!!!

Winter Harbor Music Festival Summer Sing

Singers (and audience) Wanted!

Our friends at the Winter Harbor Music Festival have posted this on their website:

Our special events include the 3rd annual Winter Harbor Music Festival Summer Sing. The Sing, which is open to choral singers and listeners from the wider musical community, will take place on Friday, August 17th at 7:30pm at Hammond Hall. This year we will feature the Brahms Requiem, led by Daniel Paget.  (More information.)

Please join in this wonderful activity and pass the word…!

The Mikado for 2013!

We’re excited!!  We’ll be performing “The Mikado” in February 2013!!

Rehearsals are likely to be on Tuesday nights in Ellsworth beginning in October.  Auditions for principal parts are tentatively planned for mid-October.

PLEASE join us!!  We love to make new friends and renew old friendships!  Keep an eye on the website and/or drop us an email for more information!

GSSME 2012 Season

It’s decided!  Our 2012 season will see the production of our most fascinating evening yet!  Please join us for…

A Gilbert & Sullivan Musicale – plus – Trial By Jury

Illustration of a man addressing a woman and a lawyer
Bab's Ballads illustration: The Judge's Song, Trial by Jury

There’s still a little time left!  Please join us on Tuesdays at 7:oo pm for our rehearsals.  We are still learning “Trial”, and several numbers from a variety of G&S shows.  Location: MAINE COAST BAPTIST CHURCH, Bangor Road (Rte 1A), just North of Ellsworth.

Get the vocal score or a 1927 or 1949 D’Oyly Carte recording of the show via links from our Calendar & Cast page.

Many thanks to the pastor and congregation of the Maine Coast Baptist Church for allowing us the use of their Fellowship Hall.  We are very grateful!