St Anne's Music and Drama Society
Dear friends of MADS,
We are so excited to invite you to join us in January and February for The Gondoliers! Come see our professional caliber cast, with full orchestra and wonderful, colourful costumes. It is going to be an amazing show and we look forward to welcoming you.
St. Anne's Music & Drama Society's 60th Anniversary production
by Gilbert and Sullivan
Show dates: Jan 26, 27, 28, Feb 1, 2, 3, 4, 2024
The Gondoliers (or The King of Barataria) is the twelfth collaboration between composer Arthur Sullivan and librettist W.S. Gilbert. It is the story of two charming Venetian gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, who are informed that due to an error of identity when they were young boys, one of them is the heir to the throne of Barataria. They are delighted with the situation and
agree to share the responsibilities of governing their new kingdom until it can be ascertained which of them is which. Matters are complicated when the Duke and Duchess of Plaza Toro reveal that their beautiful daughter Casilda was married to the future king as an infant. The problem? Giuseppe and Marco are both newly married. Since its premiere in 1889, The Gondoliers has delighted audiences with its sparkling score by Sullivan and the political satire cleverly tucked into Gilbert’s witty plot line.
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