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H.M.S. Pinafore B. Iden Payne Award Nominations

Russell Gregory, Carol Brown, Jeffrey Jones-Ragona

3 Nominations For June 2014 Grand Production

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin received three B. Iden Payne award nominations for its June 2014 production of H.M.S. Pinafore. Carol Brown (Josephine) for Outstanding Lead Actress in Musical Theater, Russell Gregory (Sir Joseph Porter) for Outstanding Featured Actor in Musical Theater, and Music Director Jeffrey Jones-Ragona for Outstanding Music Direction. Three hearty cheers for these deserving three! Click for the complete list of nominees. Watch Video Clips.  

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Return To Fairyland

Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School
11908 N. Lamar | Map

Remembering our magical and award-winning production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe from 2009, we will return to Fairyland for our next musicale.

Russell Gregory will again delight us as Private Willis, and Lisa Alexander still reigns supreme as The Fairy Queen. Patricia Combs and Natalie Wilemon return as Leila and Celia, leading a crew of lovely and feisty fairies, including Nancy Arnold, Maurine McLean, Abigail Taylor, and Janette Jones.  June Julian returns as the eternally young and beautiful fairy Iolanthe.  Derek Smootz once again causes the ladies to swoon as Iolanthe's handsome son, Strephon, who is madly in love with Phyllis, a simple shepherdess sung beautifully by Angela Irving. Andy Fleming and David Fontenot as Lords Tolloller and Mountararat again lead the Peers, including Mark Long, David Treadwell, and Robert Schneider, into battle with the Fairy Kingdom. Arthur DiBianca will astound us all again with his portrayal of the pompous Lord Chancellor.

With the amazing talents of Jeanne Sasaki at the piano and Janette Jones as director, this musicale is sure to enchant everyone. The audience will even get to sing with the Fairies and Lords!  So put on your fairy wings or lordly attire and join us!

This performance is free.


Thank You Austin for the tremendous success
of our Grand Production of "H.M.S. Pinafore"

We hope to see you throughout the upcoming season at our musicales & special performances.
H.M.S. Pinafore Cast & Crew
Cast and crew of the June 2014 production of "H.M.S. Pinafore"
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The Sorcerer - June 2015
Auditions for the Grand Production of "The Sorcerer" will be held February 21-22, 2015.
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Next Performance:

A Return to Fairyland

Sunday, November 9 at 3pm
Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School
11908 N. Lamar | Map

Sunday, January 11
Annual Meeting & Musicale
Genesis Presbyterian Church

Sunday, February 15
Special One-Act Performance
The Zoo
Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School

February 21-22
The Sorcerer Auditions

Sunday, May 17
The Sorcerer Preview
Community Hall at the Dell Jewish Community Campus

Summer 2015 Grand Production

The Sorcerer

June 18-28, 2015 - 9 Performances
Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School
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