Gilbert & Sullivan Austin

Coming In March - 2 Performances

Set sail for wondrous music o'er the bright blue sea

HMS Pinafore In Concert

Saturday, March 2 at 7:30pm
and Sunday, March 3 at 2pm

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

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Advance purchase: $20 Adults | $15 Students over 18 with ID | $8 for 18 & under
Price at the Door: $25 Adults | $20 Students over 18 with ID | $11 for 18 & under
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Gilbert & Sullivan Austin presents a Concert Performance of “H.M.S. Pinafore.” This classic Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera is a beautiful and romantic tale of a lowly sailor and his love for the captain’s daughter. “H.M.S. Pinafore” is a comic opera full of topsy-turvy humor and boatloads of bright and cheerful tunes.

We hear over and over that too much time passes between productions, so that any individual opera is unseen for many years. With this concert version of “H.M.S Pinafore” we hope to be responding to those concerns. Audiences of all ages will be captivated by this classic presentation of majestic music.

Ralph MacPhail, Jr. is Artistic and Stage Director, with Jeffrey Jones-Ragona as Music Director. Piano accompaniment by Jeanne Sasaki.

Performers include Abigail Adams, Bruno César Barbosa, Bonnie Bogovich, Corinna Browning, Patricia Combs, Garrett Cordes, Arthur DiBianca, Andy Fleming, Chantal Freeman, Leann Fryer, Gary Hallock, Jake Jacobsen, Janette Jones, Robert LeBas, Reagan Murdock, Scott Poppaw, Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, Erica Salinas, and Ian Stilwell.

All dialogue and lyrics will be captioned.

"H.M.S. Pinafore" satirizes the snobbery and hypocrisy of the English social system of the day, as the beautiful daughter of the ship’s captain falls in love with a lowly seaman. This groundbreaking musical also pokes good-natured fun at patriotism, party politics, the Royal Navy, and the appointment of unqualified people to positions of authority.

The first authorized production of "H.M.S. Pinafore" in America opened on December 1, 1879, with, according to legend, Gilbert on stage in the chorus. Its unprecedented popularity fostered an American audience for musical theatre, while the show itself became a model for form and content for musicals that followed. "H.M.S.Pinafore" influences in popular culture include movies and television, with references appearing in, for instance, "Chariots of Fire," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Star Trek: Insurrection," "The West Wing," "The Simpsons," and "Family Guy."


Bastrop Opera House Dinner Theatre Performance

Valentine’s Day - Thursday, February 14

Dinner 7pm / Show 8pm

Bastrop Opera House - 711 Spring Street - Bastrop | Map

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Gilbert & Sullivan Austin proudly presents an original production in the historic Bastrop Opera House. Wonderful Gilbert & Sullivan music from classic hits "H.M.S. Pinafore" and "The Mikado." Produced by June Julian. Script and Stage Direction by Janette Jones. Jeanne Sasaki is accompanist.

Billy Johnson is a local barista and sometime singer-actor living in Bastrop, Texas. He hears about an audition for the Gilbert & Sullivan show, "H.M.S. Pinafore," and signs up to audition. On audition day, a theatre prop falls mysteriously from overhead, and knocks Billy into an altered state.  In his subconscious mind, he has traveled back in time to 1940s Bastrop! Now he is a part of the Connelly Opera Troupe traveling through Texas and has been engaged to perform in a westernized version of "The Mikado", where the Sheriff (aka Big Joe), Rancher Bob, Judge MacCullagh, and other unseemly characters have it out for Billy. Drama ensues when Big Joe learns of Billy’s affections for his ward, Emma Adams.  Find out how this topsy-turvy plot unfolds as Billy navigates his way around the complexities of his predicament!

Performers include Janette Jones, Angela Irving, June Julian, Bethany Ammon, Dalton Flake, Robert Schneider, Sam Johnson, and Steven Long.


A Whimsical and Uproarious Topsy-Turvy Musical Delight


Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24

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Thursday, February 14 @ 7pm
Bastrop Opera House
711 Spring Street | Map

Saturday, February 23 and
Sunday, February 24

Saturday, March 2 @ 7:30pm and Sunday, March 3 @ 2pm
Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School
11908 N. Lamar | Map

Sunday, May 19 @ 2pm
Jewish Community Center
7300 Hart Lane | Map

Thursday, June 13-23
9 Performances
Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School
11908 N. Lamar | Map

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