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An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan

Marion Leeds Carroll, Program Coordinator; Eric Schwartz, Pianist
August 10, 2010 at 7:30pm - Christ Episcopal Church, Needham

  • The sun, whose rays (The Mikado)
    - Marion Leeds Carroll
    Yum-Yum, preparing for her wedding, is not shy.

  • Our great Mikado, virtuous man (The Mikado)
    - Jonathan Nussman and full company
    Pish-Tush explains how Ko-Ko became the Lord High Executioner of Titipu.

  • Now, wouldn't you like to rule the roast (Princess Ida)
    - Roselin Osser and Linda Nadeau
    Melissa urges her mother, Lady Blanche, to see the visit of three men to Princess Ida's college as an opportunity for her to take over the school.

  • Poor Wand'ring One (The Pirates of Penzance)
    - Lori Brannen Chang and all women
    Mabel takes pity on an errant pirate apprentice.

  • If somebody there chanced to be (Ruddigore)
    - Elaine Crane
    Hung in a plated dish-cover to the knocker of the work-house door, with naught that she could call her own save a change of baby-linen and a book of etiquette, little wonder if Rose Maybud regards this work as a Voice From a Parent’s Tomb.

  • Cheerily carols the lark (Ruddigore)
    - Roselin Osser
    No crime - 'tis only Mad Margaret is love-lonely.

  • Three little maids from school (The Mikado)
    - Jennifer Sgroe, Elaine Crane, Lori Brannen Chang
    Yum-Yum and her sisters have returned to Titipu for her wedding to Ko-Ko.

  • Oh, I have wrought much evil (The Sorcerer)
    - Linda Nadeau and Ben Clark
    The sorcerer's guilt over the love philtre he has introduced into the town is complicated by the arrival of Lady Sangazure, one of the philtre's victims.

  • The hours creep on a-pace (HMS Pinafore)
    - Jennifer Sgroe
    Shall Josephine marry Sir Joseph, or elope with Ralph, a simple sailor?


  • I am so proud (The Mikado)
    - Matthew Stansfield, Jonathan Nussman, Ben Clark
    Pooh-Bah, Pish-Tush and Ko-Ko each have excellent reasons for declining the honor of being executed.

  • Love feeds on many kinds of food (The Sorcerer)
    - Christopher Aaron Smith
    Alexis Pointdextre loves for love alone.

  • 'Tis done - I am a bride (The Yeomen of the Guard)
    - Stephanie Mann
    Elsie, the poor singer, was glad enough to be paid for marriage to an anonymous prisoner, but now his fate distresses her.

  • In a contemplative fashion (The Gondoliers)
    - Kimberly Peck, Roselin Osser, Christopher Aaron Smith, Matthew Stansfield
    Who are the wives of the gondoliers? The girls they married a month ago, or the lady who married one of them in childhood?

  • Oh Foolish Fay (Iolanthe)
    - Linda Nadeau and all women
    The fairy queen's heart is soft as the turtle-dove's, although she dares not say so.

  • I have a song to sing-o (The Yeomen of the Guard)
    - Stephanie Mann, Jonathan Nussman
    Jack Point and Elsie entertain the crowd with a ballad of love lost and won.

  • Oh False One! (The Pirates of Penzance)
    - Linda Nadeau and Christopher Aaron Smith
    Frederick, the pirate apprentice, has seen no woman but his nanny, Ruth, since he was a boy. Ruth hopes to marry him - but Frederick has just had his first adult glimpse of young maidens.

  • The Nightmare Song (Iolanthe)
    - Ben Clark
    The Lord Chancellor's love for Phyllis disturbs his sleep.

  • Hail, Poetry (The Pirates of Penzance)
    - Matthew Stansfield plus full company and audience
    Please join us in this paean to Poetry, the Divine Emollient.

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