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Fresh Takes

During the pandemic, GSA introduced the Fresh Takes series, pivoting from traditional staging to completely new interpretations of the famous works.

Gilbert & Sullivan Austin invested more than $40,000 in producing Fresh Takes series, thereby supporting singers, directors, videographers, and many other talented folks in the Austin theater community. Thank you to GSA board member Michael Meigs for producing the Fresh Takes videos. We hope you enjoy the scenes and songs and share them with your friends.

Interpretations and views are those of the credited artists, not of GSA or its members.

Fresh Take Clips
Credits

A Fresh Take on Act II of "H.M.S. Pinafore"

Directed by: Margaret Jumonville
"Fair moon to thee I sing" - Ellie Jarrett Shattles
"Things are seldom what they seem" - Ellie Jarrett Shattles, Natalie Joy
"The hours creep on apace" - Abigail Jackson
"Never mind the why and wherefore" - Ellie Jarret Shattles, Abigail Jackson,Pei-Jun Wang

A Fresh Take on "Ruddigore"

Directed by: Rudy Ramirez
"If somebody there chanced to be" - Malyssa Quiles, Chris Humphrey (accordion)
"I know a youth who loves a little maid" - Luke Linsteadt, Malyssa Quiles, Chris Humphrey (accordion)

A Fresh Take on "Ruddigore - Cheerily carols the Lark"

Directed by and Starring: Bonnie Bogovich

A Fresh Take on "The Mikado - The sun whose rays are all ablaze"

Starring: Susan Johnson Taylor
Illustrations by Barb Jernigan, video edit by Marcelo Téson

A Fresh Take on "The Mikado - Three little maids from school are we"

Directed by: Christine Jean-Jacques
Starring: Amy Downing, Stephanie Chavez Noell, Ismael Soto III

A Fresh Take on "The Mikado" - The Little List

Directed by and Starring: Trey Deason
Lyrics by: Michael Meigs & Trey Deason

A Fresh Take on "H.M.S. Pinafore" - El Buque Parasol (Spanish)

Directed by: Sebastián Vitale
Orchestrations by Pablo Pupillo
Choreography by Matthew Kennedy
Cinematography by Sebastian Vitale and Marcelo Tesón
Disfrutamos navigar ("We sail the ocean blue") - Julián Arizola, Benjamin Bazán, Rafael de la Cruz, Mónica Fossi, Leslie Gaar, Ana Kamarena, Anthonio Medrano, Steven Reichel
Mariposa ("Hail, men-of-war’s men...") - Alejandra McGuire and crew
Gran Tripulación ("My gallant crew") - Sebastián Vitale and crew

A Fresh Take on Patter songs – The Patter Trio

Directed by: Allison Price
Ruddigore “My eyes are fully open” - Alex Aponte, Kaitlyn Huston, Ryan Scarlatta
The Gondoliers “Rising early in the morning” - Alex Aponte
HMS Pinafore “When I was a lad” - Ryan Scarlatta
Princess Ida “If You Give Me Your Attention" - Alex Aponte
The Sorcerer “My name is John Wellington Wells” - Ryan Scarlatta
Ruddigore “My eyes are fully open” - Alex Aponte, Kaitlyn Huston, Ryan Scarlatta

A Fresh Take on "The Mikado" – The Roaring Mikado

Directed by: Lisa Scheps, Ground Floor Theatre & Bryan Cheslik, Deaf Austin Theatre
"Hearts do not break" - Jeremy Rashad Brown, Xavier Hagans
"Tit-Willow" - Malyssa Quinn, Leila Hanaumi
"There is beauty in the bellow of the blast" - Jeremy Rashad Brown, Xavier Hagans, Malyssa Quinn, Leila Hanaumi

A Fresh Take on "The Mikado" - The Little List

Directed by: Kirk Kelso, Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, Marcelo Téson
Lyrics by: Michael Meigs
Illustrations by: Barb Jernigan
Edited by: Marcelo Tesón
Starring: Kirk Kelso, Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, Garrett Cordes

A Fresh Take on "The Pirates of Penzance" – The Computer Pirates of Penzance Avenue

Directed by: Kaci Beeler, American Berserk Theatre & Jacob Schnitzler, Density 512
Orchestrations by Nicholas Perry Clark, Density 512
"Pour, oh pour, the pirate sherry" - Mykel Jewell, Kenzie Slottow, Charissa Memrick, Kaci Beeler, Roy Janik, J.R. Zambrano
"When Frederick was a little lad" - Charissa Memrick
"I am the Pirate King" - Mykel Jewell
"Although we live by strife...hail, Poetry" - Mykel Jewell and crew
"When you had left our pirate fold" - Mykel Jewell, Charissa Memrick, Kenzie Slottow
"Hail poetry...Poor wand’ring one" - Ensemble

A Fresh Take on "H.M.S. Pinafore - A British tar is a soaring soul"

Directed by and Starring: Marcelo Tesón

A Fresh Take on "The Gondoliers"

Directed by: Margaret Jumonville
"In enterprise of martial kind" - Andres Felipe Losada Dimate, Will Sturrock, Abigail Jackson, Ellie Jarrett Shattles
"Oh rapture, when alone together" - Abigail Jackson, Ellie Jarrett Shattles
"There was a time" - Abigail Jackson, Ellie Jarrett Shattles

A Fresh Take on "The Mikado" - The Little List

Directed by: Suzanne Orzech
Lyrics by: Michael Meigs
Starring: Suzanne Orzech, Leann Fryer

A Fresh Take on Act II of "Princess Ida" – Ida Voice University

Directed by: Helen Sohyun Park
"I am a maiden, cold and stately" - Josue Hernandez, Nicholas Ryland, Andres Felipe Losada Dimate
"The world is but a broken toy" - Sabrina R Ellis, Josue Hernandez, Nicholas Ryland, Andres Felipe Losada Dimate
"A lady fair of lineage high" - Sydney Pérez, Josue Hernandez, Nicholas Ryland, Andres Felipe Losada Dimate
"The woman of the wisest wit" - Sydney Pérez, Cameron Weger, Josue Hernandez, Nicholas Ryland, Andres Felipe Losada Dimate

A Fresh Take on "The Mikado - Tit Willow"

Directed by and Starring: Lisa Scheps
Lyrics by Allan Sherman used by permission
Illustrations by Barb Jernigan
Edited by Marcelo Tesón

A Fresh Take on "Yeomen of the Guard"

Directed by: Liz Fisher
Starring: Amber Quick, Sara-Marie Curry