The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin will present a wonderful comic opera, The Sorcerer, at the Worley Barton Theater (11908 N. Lamar) in North Austin beginning this Thursday, June 18.
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin presents The Sorcerer, June 18-28, 2015. There will be 9 performances at the Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School, 11908 N. Lamar. Note that this is not a school production, but rather a professional production of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin.
A complimentary buffet with the cast follows the Friday, June 19, Gala Performance. Special children's activities precede the performance on Sunday, June 21 at 1pm.
This popular classic was W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s third comic opera of their fourteen. The plot is based on a Christmas story, An Elixir of Love, that Gilbert wrote for a magazine in 1876. The setting is a small rural village inhabited by gentry and country folk. A young man, Alexis, is obsessed with idea of love levelling all ranks and social distinctions. To promote his beliefs, he invites the proprietor of J.W. Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers, to brew a love potion. This causes everyone in the village to fall in love with the first person they see and results in the pairing of comically mismatched couples. In the end, Wells must sacrifice his life to break the spell. The satire in the opera is focused on old-fashioned conventions of aristocratic benevolence and grand opera. It’s a magical story, filled with topsy-turvy humor and beautiful music.
Watch the brief introductory video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X23P-PtP4Sk&feature=youtu.be
Performances: (All performances will have supertitles for dialogue & lyrics.)
Thursday, June 18 at 7:30pm: Opening Night with Reduced Price Tickets
Friday, June 19 at 7:30pm: Gala Performance; Complimentary Buffet With Cast Follows Performance
Saturday, June 20 at 7:30pm: Evening Performance
Sunday, June 21: 2pm Matinée with Children's Activities at 1pm
Thursday, June 25 at 7:30pm: Evening Performance
Friday, June 26 at 7:30pm: Evening Performance
Saturday, June 27: Two shows at 2pm (Matinée) and at 7:30pm (Evening Performance)
Sunday, June 28 at 2pm: Final Matinée
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