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Gallery Exhibit: Gilbert and Sullivan Memorabilia

Exhibit runs through May 27, 2017  

  • April 18, 2017

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Historical posters from the David and Annabelle Stone Gilbert and Sullivan Collection that promoted the iconic duo’s original performances. For more information, visit https://cvpa.gmu.edu/gands.

Gallery Reception: Thursday, April 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring scholar Dr. Ralph MacPhail, Jr. Wines by Tarara Winery.

Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to spavia@gmu.edu 

Gallery Sponsors: Buchanan Partners Art Gallery; Wegmans  

Lecture: New York Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore

  Instructor: Rick Davis

  • April 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Sail the shining waters as the H.M.S. Pinafore embarks on a journey of humor and mischief in Gilbert & Sullivan's famous comic operetta about finding love on the high seas. The levity of musical theater meets the extravagance of opera in a satirical musical production that lovingly pokes fun at rigid Victorian class distinctions. Romantic sailors, sisters, cousins, and aunts sing and dance across this fanciful British naval vessel. Love finds its way aboard as the captain's daughter falls for an ordinary sailor, despite her father's plan for a more refined suitor. First performed in London in 1878, this classic has delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for more than 130 years.

Rick Davis has been executive director of the Hylton Performing Arts Center since August 2011. From 2000-2007 he served as associate dean of George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and artistic director of the Center for the Arts. He joined George Mason in 1991 as artistic director of Theater of the First Amendment and a member of the theater faculty. Rick has written four books about the theater and playwrights. A winner of the George Mason Teaching Excellence Award (1997) and an Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year (2006), he was educated at Lawrence University (BA) and the Yale School of Drama (MFA, DFA).  This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org. 

Performance: Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore
Thursday, 8:00 p.m., May 4
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $56, $48, $34.

For more information, visit https://cvpa.gmu.edu/gands.

Gallery Reception: Gilbert and Sullivan Memorabilia

  • April 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Historical posters from the David and Annabelle Stone Gilbert and Sullivan Collection, featuring scholar Dr. Ralph MacPhail, Jr. For more information, visit https://cvpa.gmu.edu/gands.

Featuring wines by Tarara Winery.

Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to spavia@gmu.edu 

Gallery Sponsors: Buchanan Partners Art Gallery; Wegmans  

Hylton Presents:

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: H.M.S. Pinafore

  • May 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Sail the shining waters as the H.M.S. Pinafore embarks on a journey of humor and mischief in Gilbert & Sullivan's famous comic operetta about finding love on the high seas. The levity of musical theater meets the extravagance of opera in a satirical musical production that lovingly pokes fun at rigid Victorian class distinctions. Romantic sailors, sisters, cousins, and aunts sing and dance across this fanciful British naval vessel. Love finds its way aboard as the captain's daughter falls for an ordinary sailor, despite her father's plan for a more refined suitor. First performed in London in 1878, this classic has delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for more than 130 years. The playful score includes many popular tunes such as "I'm called Little Buttercup," "I am the Monarch of the Sea," "We Sail the Ocean Blue," and the rousing full ensemble anthem "For He Is an Englishman." Hailed by New York magazine as "the leading custodian of the [Gilbert & Sullivan] classics," the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players brings energetic singing, live orchestration, dynamic choreography, and an elaborate set based on Gilbert's own drawings. Join us for hijinks on the high seas in the grand style of Gilbert & Sullivan!

For more information, visit https://cvpa.gmu.edu/gands.

Image right: a vintage and modern photo of the captain from Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (May 4, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$56, $48, $34. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on April 25, 2017

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