Saturday, May 16, 2009

Upcoming: Iolanthe, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin, June 11 - 21

UPDATE: Review by Clare Croft on Statesman's Austin360 "Seeing Things" blog, June 15

From the Gilbert & Sullivan Society:

2009 Grand Production

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin

The Peer and the Peri

June 11 - 21
Travis High School Performing Arts Center

1211 E. Oltorf

Ticket Pricing
$25 adults, $20 students over 18 with i.d.
$8 for 18 and under.
($5 discount on adult & student tickets, $3 discount 18 and under, when purchased in advance)
(Additional discounts June 11 only, $20 adults / $15 students over 18 with i.d. / $8 for 18 and under $15 / $10 / $5 when purchased in advance).
For group sales of 10 or more, contact Allan Longacre at (512) 472-4772 or

Iolanthe; or, the Peer and the Peri, is one of the lesser known Gilbert & Sullivan operas, but it is considered by many to combine Sullivan's finest opera compositions with another of Gilbert's nutty plots and his witty and waggish dialogue.

First performed in 1882, Iolanthe (“eye-oh-LAN-thee”) is one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s fourteen musicals, and is universally regarded as one of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s most beautiful scores - a high water mark in terms of music, wit, cleverness, and color – with incredible choruses, wonderful solos and orchestration beyond compare.

Peers, British noblemen and honorable members of Parliament, encounter Peris, lovelorn fairies from a golden glen – a collision of powerful mortals with feet of clay and immortal beings wielding magic wands. The result - havoc is wreaked in the House of Lords!

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