2022 Summer Grand Production
It’s the show you love, in a brand new setting! The Mikado has been moved to the highlands of Scotland and becomes The McAdo. Gilbert’s libretto and Sullivan’s score will be kept virtually intact, while the scenery and costumes will reflect the Scottish moors. It’s a farcical tale of a wand’ring minstrel, a cowardly executioner, an iron-fisted ruler, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater!
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.
Jeffrey C. Brister
Bailey Maxine Gilmore
Sean Ryan Moran