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SUMMER GRAND PRODUCTION

A Frightful and Hilarious Topsy-Turvy Musical Delight

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Ruddigore
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JUNE 14-24 | 9 PERFORMANCES

Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School
11908 N. Lamar | Map |Seating Chart

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Advance purchase: $27 Adults | $16 Students over 18 with ID | $8 for 18 & under
Price at the Door: $32 Adults | $21 Students over 18 with ID | $11 for 18 & under
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9 PERFORMANCES
Thursday June 14 7:30pm Opening Night
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Friday June 15 7:30pm Gala Performance
Complimentary Buffet With Cast Follows Performance
Saturday June 16 7:30pm Evening Performance
Pre-performance talk by Artistic Director Ralph MacPhail, Jr.
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday June 17 2pm Matinee
Children's Activities at 1pm
Thursday June 21 7:30pm Evening Performance
Friday June 22 7:30pm Evening Performance
Pre-performance talk by Artistic Director Ralph MacPhail, Jr.
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday June 23 2pm
7:30pm
Matinee
Evening Performance
Sunday June 24 2pm Matinee
Closing Performance
 
NEW THIS YEAR
Pre-performance talk by Artistic Director Ralph MacPhail, Jr.
Learn about the history, story, characters, music, and magic of "Ruddigore."
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 16 and Friday, June 22
Gilbert & Sullivan Austin presents as its 2018 Summer Grand Production "Ruddigore; or, The Witch's Curse." Nine performances will be presented at the Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School, June 14-24. “Ruddigore” will thrill Austin theatergoers of all ages who delight in spectacular music along with a frightful topsy-turvy story of a virtuous heroine, a dastardly villain, deadly curses, and menacing ghosts!

GSA Artistic Director Ralph MacPhail, Jr. returns for his 17th season. Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, returning for his 21st season as Music Director, will conduct the Gillman Light Opera Orchestra. Bill Hatcher returns as Production Manager.

"Ruddigore” was the 10th collaboration between Gilbert and Sullivan. This “supernatural opera” opened on January 21, 1887, at the Savoy Theatre and ran for 288 performances.

One of W. S. Gilbert’s three favorites, this show has the potential to become a favorite for everyone, including those to whom it is entirely new. The opera parodies elements of Victorian melodrama, which was popular in the mid-nineteenth-century. There is a shyly sweet-mannered and poor-but-virtuous heroine. There is a dastardly villain who carries off the maiden. There is a manly hero in disguise. There is a disheveled, mad girl who creates one of the most unforgettable scenes in the show. There is a deadly curse. To add a special element, there are frightful, menacing ghosts.

Gilbert turns melodrama upside-down in his comical topsy-turvy fashion: The hero becomes evil, the villain becomes good, and the virtuous maiden changes fianc├ęs at the blink of an eye. The ghosts come to life, fulfilling the curse, but all ends happily.

Of course, these hilarious plot devices wouldn’t be G&S without the melodious music of Sullivan, always perfectly suited to the clever lyrics of Gilbert. Many melodies will linger in your memory, such as “When the night wind howls,” “There grew a little flower,” and “I know a youth.”

All performances will have supertitles.

CAST
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd
Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd
Sir Despard Murgatroyd
Richard Dauntless
Old Adam Goodheart
Rose Maybud
Mad Margaret
Dame Hannah
Zorah
Ruth
Julius Young
Arthur DiBianca
Sam Johnson
Danny Castillo
Reagan Murdock
Corinna Browning
Shelby Schisler
Patricia Combs
Abigail Adams
Sarah Manna
CHORUS
Officers, Ancestors, Professional Bridesmaids, & Villagers
Women’s Chorus:
Bethany Ammon, Bonnie Bogovich, Hannah Cooper, Chantal Freeman, Leann Fryer, Rosa Mondragon Harris, Janette Jones, Ellie Mellen, Iona Olive, Alexandra Roubinek, and Amy Selby

Men’s Chorus:
Brenham Adams, Garrett Cordes, Andy Fleming, Jake Jacobsen, David Kaufman, Mark Long, Jim Newsome, Ian Stillwell, and Jay Young


 

 
 
 
 


Libretto (PDF)
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Press Release (pdf)
Poster (pdf)

 

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This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com

 

 

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