Home»A FEATURED STORY»UGF Performing Arts presents ‘An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan’ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
A FEATURED STORY/ALL EVENTS/ALL REVIEWS/BILLINGS Community/BILLINGS Fine Arts/BILLINGS Lectures/BILLINGS Music/BILLINGS Performances/BILLINGS Spotlight/BOZEMAN Community/BOZEMAN Fine Arts/BOZEMAN Lectures/BOZEMAN Music/BOZEMAN Performances/BOZEMAN Spotlight/BUTTE Community/BUTTE Fine Arts/BUTTE Lectures/BUTTE Music/BUTTE Performances/BUTTE Spotlight/COMMUNITY EVENTS/FINE ARTS/FLATHEAD AREA Community/FLATHEAD AREA Fine Arts/FLATHEAD AREA Lectures/FLATHEAD AREA Music/FLATHEAD AREA Performing/FLATHEAD AREA Spotlight/GREAT FALLS Community/GREAT FALLS Fine Arts/GREAT FALLS Lectures/GREAT FALLS Music/GREAT FALLS Performances/GREAT FALLS Spotlight/HELENA Community/HELENA Fine Arts/HELENA Lectures/HELENA Music/HELENA Performances/HELENA Spotlight/INDIE SPOTLIGHT/LECTURES/MISSOULA Community/MISSOULA Fine Arts/MISSOULA Lectures/MISSOULA Music/MISSOULA Performances/MISSOULA Spotlight/MMA/MOVIE REVIEWS/MUSIC/PERFORMING ARTS/REVIEW/Uncategorized

UGF Performing Arts presents ‘An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan’ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Free show will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon

0
Shares
Pinterest Google+

Next weekend the University of Great Falls performing arts department will present a collection of music that, when done well, can transform genre expectations of both opera and comedy productions.

“An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan” will see a mixture of community members, students and UGF faculty performing songs from some of the most popular W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan shows. The program will feature scenes from “The Gondoliers,” “The Mikado,” “HMS Pinafore,” and “The Pirates of Penzance.” Gilbert and Sullivan were acclaimed Victorian-era theatrical producers.

The shows run Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the UGF Theater. Admission is free.

The cast for the show includes the UGF Music Entrepreneur and University Choir Director Meghan Wakeley, Performing Arts Entrepreneur Michael Gilboe, Barb Lassiter, Gina Hart, Britanie McOsker, Ken Taylor, Matt Bartolotta, Megan Hauer, Siomara Zendejas, Laura McCain, Josh Wendt, Cameron Martell, Kinley Little, Karlie Southon and Rocio Rivera Rosado.

Wakeley said they’ve got a good mix of people who each have varying musical skills that they’ll be able to express themselves with through these pieces.

She also added that they’re hoping this show will help re-introduce opera to the community in a way that’s light, fun and interesting

“Too often I think people hear a show is an ppera and they’re turned off before even hearing what it’s like, but the cool thing about Gilbert and Sullivan is that their works are all very relate-able. Then this show isn’t that long, and it’s all in English so people won’t have to worry about trying to translate what we’re saying or try reading along at the same time. We’re all pretty excited about it,” she said.

Finally, on the UGF Performing Arts Facebook page, it states, “If you like Pirates, Butterfly Nets, and Men in Drag then this (Gilbert and Sullivan show) is the show for you!”

You can find more info about it on that page here.

Previous post

Artist releases music video, chats about new storefront in Great Falls opening next month

Next post

Ty Arthur's 'Empty' an enjoyable space drama filled with action-packed moments