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Friday, October 28th, 2011
10:41 am
Fallacy somewhere!
Hello MITG&SP! Thought some of you might like this. It's a Doctor Who fanfiction that explores a throwaway reference to the Doctor having stolen his coat from Gilbert and Sullivan. Enjoy!


Current Mood: cheerful
Monday, June 13th, 2011
10:17 pm
Secret Garden?
Would anyone be willing to post the SG cast list? I'm dying to know who's in it, and there haven't been cast lists posted to the MITG&SP web site for years. :-}

Current Mood: dorky
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
10:53 pm
Auditions for The Gondoliers
The MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players are pleased to announce auditions for our upcoming production of "The Gondoliers."

Auditions will take place at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, February 2 from 7pm to 10pm
Wednesday, February 3 from 7pm to 10pm
Thursday, February 4 from 7pm to 10pm

Auditions will be held in W20-407 on the MIT campus. Map: http://whereis.mit.edu/?selection=W20&zoom=16

Please prepare one song in English and bring a copy of the sheet music for the accompanist. You may also bring a copy of the sheet music for your own reference.

Auditions are open to all those interested, and do not need to be scheduled in advance.

Please note our student casting policy: Any MIT student capable of performing a role shall be given preference over other candidates.

Performances will be held on the following dates and times on the MIT campus:

Friday, April 30, 8pm
Saturday, May 1, 8pm
Sunday, May 2, 2pm
Thursday, May 6, 8pm
Friday, May 7, 8pm
Saturday, May 8, 2pm

Contact: gondoliers (at) mit.edu
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
1:27 pm
Musicians wanted
Hey, MITG&SPers: theatreatfirst is looking for musicians for a concert production of an original musical, Never After, to be performed in late September at the Somerville Theatre. If you know anyone who might be interested, please point them that way!

Current Mood: hopeful
Monday, February 25th, 2008
3:58 pm
Sheldon Brown Memorial
Dear MITG&SP People:

I am organizing an ensemble to sing at Sheldon Brown's memorial service on Sunday, March 2nd, beginning at 1:30pm. The service is at the First Unitarian Society of Newton, on Watertown St. in West Newton. I'm not sure about bus service on Sunday.

I would love to do "Eagle High" from Utopia Ltd. for a couple of reasons. King Paramount is a role for which I think Sheldon will be remembered, and he always had an eagle on his bicycle helmet.

Please email me if you are interested in singing. There's already a delegation going from Sudbury Savoyards.

Tom Dawkins
Friday, February 8th, 2008
12:05 pm
More on Sheldon Brown.
A longer obituary, including information about the memorial service, can be found here.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
12:40 am
Dictionary.com word of the day
People who need to brush up on their vocabulary prior to Friday's performance of Princess Ida should check out Wednesday's word of the day at dictionary.com.
Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
5:32 pm
The MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players are pleased to announce a joint
sing-through event with the New Engladd Gilbert and Sullivan Society,
to take place at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 9 in Twenty Chimneys,
located on the 3rd floor of the MIT Student Center (MIT building W20).
For directions to this building, please see:


We'll be singing through act finales from several of our favorite
shows. Below you'll find information about the roles in each of these
finales, some useful tips, and how to apply. If you'd like to join in
and sing the chorus part, an application is not necessary, but we'd
appreciate an RSVP for purposes of determining how much food to
supply. Send any replies to the gsp ec board. If you don't know the address, visit
web.mit.edu/gsp and use our webform to contact us.

In brief:

What? MITG&SP/NEGASS Act Finale Sing-Through!
When? Saturday, 12/9/2006, 2pm until we're done
Where? Twenty Chimneys, 3rd floor MIT Student Center (MIT building
Food? Lots of it, all for you.

Ethan Tyndall
Ast Board Member


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Saturday, November 18th, 2006
3:24 pm
Suggestion for future shows.
I have a suggestion for future MITG&SP shows. I think someone on the prodstaff should be responsible for buying a bottle of the tasty chewable Vitamin C tablets they sell at CVS (I recommend citrus flavored). That bottle should be distributed amongst the cast during the last few weeks of the production. It might fend off colds and flus that would otherwise prevent the cast from being able to sing during the shows...
Monday, October 16th, 2006
2:51 pm
Victorian Ball at MIT 10/22 (free!)
[Thought this might be of interest...]

The MIT Folk Dance Club is holding a Victorian Ball on Sunday October 22, 2006, from 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Music will be provided by the band "Spare Parts".

The location is MIT's Walker Memorial: Morss Hall, 142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA (at the corner of Ames Street, just east of the main MIT classroom buildings).

We will dance waltzes, polkas, and other easy Victorian couple and set dances.

Admission is free! Donations are welcome. Bring a snack or dessert if you wish.

Period or creative dress is encouraged (but not required). No partner is necessary.

For a map of the venue, see http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=50
Free parking is available on nearby streets, or in MIT's East Lot on Main Street east of Vassar.

(The Sunday night MIT international folk dance will also occur as usual that night.)

For more information, visit the MIT Folk Dance Club website, or contact Dan at dsalomon [at] post.harvard.edu .
Thursday, August 17th, 2006
5:16 pm
MITG&SP Announces Sorcerer auditions!

MITG&SP's Fall 2006 production:
The Sorcerer
Producer: Rob Morrison '96
Stage Directors: Garry Zacheiss '00 & Ky Lowenhaupt C
Music Director: Jimmy Jia '02

Cast auditions will take place on the dates and times listed
below. All auditions will take in the West Lounge on the 2nd floor of the

MIT Student Center
Tuesday, September 5, 7-10pm
Wednesday, September 6, 7-10pm
Thursday, September 7, 7-10pm
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Sunday, July 9th, 2006
2:23 pm
summer G&S sings?
Has anyone heard whether Juliet Cunningham will be running her Wednesday evening G&S sing-throughs this year?

Sunday, April 30th, 2006
6:06 pm
Next Year's Shows
For those playing the home game, show selection results:

Fall 2006: The Sorcerer
Spring 2007: Princess Ida
Friday, April 28th, 2006
2:33 am
Lend her a tenor
First Parish "Old Ship" Church in Hingham, MA (107 Main St., Hingham) will offer a concertized version of "Pirates of Penzance" June 4 at 4 p.m. Bring your score and sing the choruses! Costumed soloists; Instruments

If there is a tenor locally who would like to sing the role of Frederick, he should contact me ASAP at (781) 383-2240.


Joan Nahigian, Music Director
Thursday, April 27th, 2006
1:31 am
Spring 2006 Gencomm Reminder
The Spring Term General Committee Meeting of the MIT Gilbert & Sullivan
Players will take place on Sunday, April 30th at 1pm in room W20-491.
Lunch will be provided.

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Monday, April 24th, 2006
4:39 pm
Threepenny Opera Auditions next week!

MITG&SP announces our Summer 2006 production:

The Threepenny Opera
Book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill
English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein

Cast auditions will take place on the following dates and times in
the locations listed below:

Tuesday, May 2, 7-10pm, 4-270
Wednesday, May 3, 7-10pm, West Lounge (MIT Student Center 2nd floor)
Thursday, May 4, 7-10pm, W20-407 (MIT Student Center 4th floor)

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Friday, April 21st, 2006
10:07 am
People should come see this show. If you are in the show and haven't gotten at least 10 people to reserve tickets, shame on you! If you are not in the show, come and bring 10 friends (or more). If you don't have 10 friends, come and make 10 new friends. I mean it. You will have a good time. I promise.
Thursday, April 6th, 2006
10:18 am
Tangentially related announcement
Any of you who play Kingdom of Loathing should join me and ladypsyche in our new clan: The Seafaring Savoyards (A rollicking band of pirates we)!
Tuesday, March 21st, 2006
8:50 pm
Harvard-Radcliffe needs orchestra players
Spread the word!
From Margaret Maloney <mdmalon@fas.harvard.edu>

Believe it or not the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players
still have slots we are looking to fill in our pit orchestra. The
orchestra is about 20 people, and the shows are always a lot of fun. And, the
commitment is not very large at all. [There is rotation so you don't
play every show or every dress rehearsal; see below.]

3/19 8:00pm First rehearsal with the cast
4/2-4/5 6:00pm Dress rehearsals
4/6-4/8 8:00pm performances
4/8 2:00pm milk and cookies matinee
4/9 2:00pm matinee show
4/13-14 8:00pm performances
4/15 2:00pm matinee show
4/15 8:00pm hack night

So, that may sound like a lot, but obviously every orchestra member
does not play every show; there is some rotation. Coming to 2 dress
rehearsals is preferred, and then as many shows as you are interested in that
are not already filled with players.

The show is coming up fast (April 6-15), so if you are interested
please respond quickly with any questions or the shows that you would like
to play. Hope to hear from you soon!

Please reply according to your instrument:
Nora flum@fas.harvard.edu upper strings
Nandini nnair@fas.harvard.edu lower strings
Allen apope@fas.harvard.edu woodwinds
Tegan tcondon@fas.harvard.edu brass
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