Arden Gild Hall – 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE 19810
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Gilbert & Sullivan’s
The Grand Duke
Apr. 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2017 at 8pm
Apr. 23 & 29, 2017 at 2pm
Stage Director: Kate Nealley
Music Director: Alan Paller
Information about ordering tickets will be posted here by early March.
Lead roles were filled during auditions in September, but we’re still welcoming singers to join the Chorus. Rehearsals start in January 2017. Some minor roles will be filled from the Chorus. Additional information about auditioning, including links to audition materials, descriptions of characters, .mp3 recordings, etc., are available on our Auditions page.
To be added to our show or auditions mailing lists, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone John Trexler at (484) 319-2350. We’d also welcome assistance on our production and business committees, including trainees. Whether your interest is costumes, set design and construction, props, make-up, publicity, or some other aspect of theater, there’s a way you can help out.
The Grand Duke, the last of the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas, has been condensed to a reasonable length for our Ardensingers production, while remaining true to the spirit of the G&S original. In this show, a troupe of actors conspires to take political power from the tyrannical Grand Duke Rudolph, and via a series of legal maneuvers (statutory duels), one of the actors, Ludwig, assumes all of the Grand Duke’s rights and obligations. Soon he finds himself with far more wives, and prospective wives, than he knows what to do with. Never fear: once again, a lawyer solves the problem and all ends happily.
Nov. 11 – 18, 2017
Stage Director: Sean McGuire
Music Director: Helene Furlong
A read-through is planned for May, with auditions to follow in June.
The Pirates of Penzance
Apr. 27 – May 5, 2018
If you have particular interest in being considered as a director for this show, please e-mail email@example.com or phone John Trexler at (484) 319-2350.