Arden Gild Hall – 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE 19810
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Gilbert & Sullivan’s
The Grand Duke
Apr. 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2017 at 8pm
Apr. 23 & 29, 2017 at 2pm
Stage Director: Kate Nealley
Music Director: Alan Paller
A troupe of actors conspires to take political power from the tyrannical Grand Duke Rudolph, and via a series of legal maneuvers (statutory duels), one of the actors, Ludwig, assumes all the Grand Duke’s rights and obligations. Soon he finds himself with far more wives, and prospective wives, than he knows what to do with. Never fear: once again, a lawyer steps in to solve the problem, and all ends happily.
The Grand Duke is the last of the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas, and one of the most ambitious in terms of plot, music, and staging. Our directors have kept all the very best bits, condensing the show to a standard length, while remaining true to the spirit of the G&S original. We know you’ll be happy with the result!
Nov. 11 – 18, 2017
Stage Director: Sean McGuire
Music Director: Helene Furlong
Libretto by Paula Gonzalez
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
In the style of a panto, our production of Cinderella is accompanied by all your favorite Gilbert & Sullivan music. Enjoy the music, cheer for our heroes, and hiss at the villains! This is a production for all ages – why should kids have all the fun? Audience participation encouraged!
For prospective auditioners: a read-through is planned for May, with auditions to follow in June. (Scroll to the bottom for info about being added to our Auditions mailing list.) Additional information about auditioning, including links to audition materials, descriptions of characters, .mp3 recordings, etc., will be available from our Auditions page by early May.
Apr. 27 – May 5, 2018
If you have particular interest in being considered as a director for this show, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone John Trexler at (484) 319-2350.
To be added to our show or auditions mailing lists, please e-mail email@example.com or phone John Trexler at (484) 319-2350. We’d also welcome assistance on our production and business committees, including trainees. Whether your interest is costumes, set design and construction, props, make-up, publicity, or some other aspect of theater, there’s a way you can help out.
Our mailing address is Ardensingers, P.O. Box 7575, Wilmington, DE 19803.