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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The 2016-2017 season is announced!

Fall 2016: The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty

 

This production was an alt-Victorian steampunk operetta to remember.

 

Young Frederic is finally free of his apprenticeship to a band of pirates. However, no sooner has he won the heart of Mabel, the daughter of a Major-General, than the pirates find him and tell him his duty to them is not yet fulfilled. And Frederick is the slave of duty...

Performance Dates:
12/2, 12/3, 12/4, 12/8, 12/9, 12/10


 

Spring 2017: The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and his Maid

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.

Performance Dates:
5/5, 5/6, 5/7, 5/11, 5/12, 5/13

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the weather, auditions on Sunday, 2/12 have been RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, 2/15 from 7-10 pm in 5-232.
 

Auditions
for
The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid
 
Auditions
Thursday 2/9; 7-10 pm CANCELED
Friday 2/10; 7-10 pm
Saturday 2/11; 2-5 pm
Sunday 2/12; 7-10 pm CANCELED
Wednesday 2/15; 7-10 pm
 
Friday and Saturday auditions will be held in room 5-234 
https://whereis.mit.edu/?go=5
Wednesday auditions will be held in building 5 room 5-232
http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=5
 
Performances: 5/5, 5/6, 5/7, 5/11, 5/12, 5/13
 
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
 
Auditioners will also be asked to read dialogue from the show. Audition sides are available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AZGUbdr-2iOr2Mxoe5pA-d6RXGawwlHBpiuHdPcCbs0 (They do not need to be memorized.)
 
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