Gilbert & Sullivan Austin
June 15th - July 15th, 2021
A diverse collection of performers and directors, along with local artists not usually associated with GSA, has reimagined scenes and songs from the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. GSA’s active participation in the #ATXTheatre group, founded in 2020, inspired this series. GSA is reaching out both to new and established audiences to share the clever satire and the enduring delights of the comedies of Gilbert and Sullivan.
With the Fresh Takes series, GSA pivots from traditional staging and promises to surprise and delight audiences with completely new interpretations. GSA President Diane Radin anticipates the fun of experiencing Gilbert & Sullivan’s genius in a rollercoaster tour. “This is an exciting venture for GSA – it’s not your grandma’s Gilbert & Sullivan! We hope it will continue to attract new talent and introduce new audiences to GSA’s productions.”
Episode one features a sequence of scenes created by Austin theatre artists that present a “fresh take” on classic selections from Gilbert & Sullivan operettas “H.M.S. Pinafore”, “The Mikado”, and “Ruddigore.”Tickets Learn more Free admission Virtual Event
Pandemic Postponement, Again
The Gilbert & Sullivan Austin Board of Directors has reluctantly realized the necessity of postponing our much-anticipated production of The McAdo, this time to June 2022. COVID-19 has had a terrible impact on so many aspects of our society and economy and on so many of our families. In the larger scale of things, a postponed McAdo is a small price to pay.
Even though a COVID-19 vaccine might be widely available by June 2021, auditions and rehearsals would have had to happen much earlier than June. This unique version of The McAdo deserves to be seen by one and all, but we doubt that our faithful audiences would turn out in full force in June 2021. June is the only month that the Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School is available to us.
GSA hopes you have found some solace in #DiscoverGSA and its selection of videos of past GSA shows. These will resume in January 2021 with a reprise of H.M.S. Pinafore.
We also have something fresh and different in the works for the spring and summer of 2021 and will keep you posted as plans firm up. GSA hopes to present new versions, on video, of scenes from some G&S favorites featuring performers and directors who are not traditionally known for producing the works of Gilbert & Sullivan. Let’s see how the wide array of talent in our city interprets the comedy, satire, social commentary, and beautiful music we all love.Tickets Learn more Free admission Virtual Event