About the Players

Formed on 29 February 1988, the MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players is a volunteer group of students and non-students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) that performs the works of Sir William S. Gilbert and/or Sir Arthur Sullivan. MITG&SP occasionally performs other works, usually with some connection to Gilbert and Sullivan or the Victorian era.

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Our Summer 2017 production is
CHESS
This two-act production will be fully staged with an orchestra.
Performances: 8/4-8/6 and 8/10-8/13
Kresge Little Theatre
 
Auditions
Tuesday 5/30; 7-10 pm
Wednesday 5/31; 7-10 pm
Thursday 6/1; 7-10 pm
 
Auditions will be held in Private Dining Room #1 on the 3rd floor of the Student Center (W20)
 
What to prepare:
Anything that shows off your voice (preferably in English)! The piece can be accompanied or not. If you will be singing an accompanied piece that is not Gilbert and Sullivan, please bring sheet music for the accompanist. Copies of all the G&S scores will be available. We are looking for people of ALL LEVELS OF MUSICAL ABILITY AND EXPERIENCE
 
NoteIf you intend to audition for the role of Freddie, you will be asked to perform a selection from One Night In Bangkok. You can find the original recording here and the lyrics here. 

Our Spring 2017 production was

The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid
 
Performance Dates:
Friday May 5, 8 pm
Saturday May 6, 8 pm
Sunday May 7, 2 pm
 
Thursday May 11, 8 pm
Friday May 12, 8 pm
Saturday May 13, 2 pm
 
 Location:
 Sala de Puerto Rico stage
MIT Student Center 2nd Floor
84 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA [map]
 
 
 About the show: Amidst the constant danger of the relentless Blitzkreig, another drama is unfolding right in the Tower of London. In order to keep his scheming cousin from inheriting his fortune, Captain Fairfax, marries Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer, an hour before his execution. But when he is sprung from jail by Sergeant Meryll and his daughter, Phoebe, he becomes involved in a tangle of love, jealousy, and ambition, for which more than one person will have to pay the price. Yeomen is considered the nearest that Gilbert and Sullivan, working together, came to grand opera.

Produced by Sara Haugland and Phil Arevalo
Directed by Cailin Doran
Music directed by Lorraine Fitzmaurice