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26th Festival Season - 2004
By: Gilbert and Sullivan
Premiere: April 23, 1881
Book By: W. S. Gilbert
Music By: Arthur Sullivan
Comic Opera in two acts.
We invite you to witness Patience as we "let the merry cymbals sound!" It is one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most hilarious shows.
The two protagonists, poets in the light of the artistic movement, provide consistent amusement. Reginald Bunthorne and Archibald Grosvenor compete for the love of Patience, a mere Dairy Maid, who vows to love unselfishly, thus providing the humorous dilemma of the story. Patience, though clearly fond of Grosvenor, admits her unselfish love for Bunthorne out of mere duty. The drama, in which the Fleshly and Idyllic poets compete for the love of the Dairy Maid, continues until Bunthorne threatens to curse his rival unless he immediately becomes utterly commonplace. Grosvenor agrees and thus Patience may turn to him because he has become so ordinary. Patience can finally love him unselfishly because he is no longer perfect. Bunthorne, however, is left with nothing but his depiction as the aestetic ideal.
The operetta, along with its unmatched satire, prides itself on its many popular musical numbers. "Twenty Love-sick Maidens We," "Am I Alone and Unobserved?" and "So Go to Him and Say to Him" find a home in this G & S opera where both the text and satire remain as pertinent and as witty today as they were in 1881.
|Conductor||J. Lynn Thompson|
|Stage Director||Steven Daigle|
|Set Designer||Tymberley Wittrig|
|Costume Designer||Damita Peace|
|Lighting Designer||Shannon Schweitzer|
|Colonel Calverley, Officer of Dragoon Guards||Boyd Mackus|
|Major Murgatroyd, Officer of Dragoon Guards||Nathan Brian|
|Lieutenant - The Duke of Dunstable, Officer of Dragoon Guards||Joshua Kohl|
|Reginald Bunthrone, A Fleshly Poet||Frederick Reeder|
|Archibald Grosvenor, and Idyllic Poet||Ted Christopher|
|Mr. Bunthrone's Solicitor||Michael Mullins|
|The Lady Angela, a Rapturous Maiden||Sandra Ross|
|The Lady Ella, a Rapturous Maiden||Betha Christopher|
|The Lady Jane, a Rapturous Maiden||Elizabeth Mitchell|
|The Lady Saphir, a Rapturous Maiden||Shannon Langman|
|Patience, a Dairy Maiden||Sarah Minckler|
|Women of the Ensemble: Alta Boover, Julianna Byess, Betha Christopher, Robin De Leon, Sahara Glasener, Penny Hansen, Jessica Hornsten, Erin Jackson, Shannon Langman, Danielle McCormick, Dominique McCormick, Sarah Minckler, Elizabeth Mitchell, Sandra Ross, Ingrid Young|
|Men of the Ensemble: Kevin Blickfeldt, Nathan Brian, Ted Christopher, James Harr, Oliver Henderson, Patrick Howle, Grant Knox, Joshua Kohl, Chris Lyons, Justin Legris, Boyd Mackus, Frederick Reeder, Timothy Oliver|