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Relive the magic of our June 2014 production of "H.M.S Pinafore" with this beautiful book designed by Production Manager Bill Hatcher with captions by Artistic Director Ralph MacPhail, Jr.

Performance photos appear in show order so you feel like you are enjoying the show all over again. Also see candid photos taken in the lobby and during children’s activities. The book includes complete cast bio pages, a letter Ralph wrote to the cast and crew after the show closed, and other reproductions from the show playbill.

You may order your own book from Shutterfly.
See photos and watch video clips from "H.M.S. Pinafore."



Genesis Presbyterian Church | 1507 Wilshire Boulevard | Map

Don’t miss this fun and important gathering. First we’ll have brief reports on the Society, hear plans for 2015 and our Grand Production of "The Sorcerer", and elect the board of directors. Then the musicale will begin, as we'll enjoy singing together some of your favorite G&S choruses.

If you have an interest in serving on the board, please contact nominations committee chair, Reba Gillman, at Reba and committee member Sue Caldwell will prepare a nomination slate to be published in the January newsletter. Our board is an excellent group of men and women, each of whom has specific roles and works throughout the year to conduct business and bring the joys of G&S to our community.

We hope to see you there! This performance is free.

“The Zoo” - An Austin Première!
Two Performances - 2:30pm & 4pm

The Zoo

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

Following last year’s popular production of “Trial by Jury,” we will present “The Zoo: A Musical Folly" composed by Arthur Sullivan to a book by Bolton Rowe. Virtually unknown until its rediscovery in 1966, “The Zoo” has entered the Gilbert & Sullivan repertory as a charming favorite. We believe that “The Zoo” has never before been performed in the Austin area.

The farcical story centers around deception, mixups, disguise, and surprise. “The Zoo” is through-composed like “Trial by Jury” (there is no dialogue), is the same length (about 40 minutes), and Sullivan’s writing of love songs, patter, ensembles, and choruses is, of course, delightful.

Ralph MacPhail Jr. is Artistic Director of "The Zoo" along with Jeffrey Jones-Ragona as Music Director, with Bill Hatcher as Production Manager. "The Zoo" will be fully staged and costumed on the beautiful Brentwood stage, with the suggestion of a set, and with piano and oboe accompaniment.

Don't miss seeing at least one of these very special performances!

Tickets: Pay What You Will
Æsculapius Carboy
Thomas Brown
Mr. Grinder
Letitia Grinder
Eliza Smith
Andy Fleming
Bruno Barbosa
Patrick Wright
Angela Irving
Katherine Wiggins
Soprano Chorus: Alix Reilman and Leann Fryer
Alto Chorus: Lisa Alexander and Janette Jones
Tenor Chorus: Mark Long and Daniel Brookshire
Bass Chorus: Tim Shelburne and Jay Young
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:

Annual Meeting &
Sing-Along Musicale

Sunday, January 11 at 3pm
Genesis Presbyterian Church
1507 Wilshire Boulevard | Map

Sunday, February 15
Special One-Act Performance
The Zoo
2 Performances - 2:30pm & 4pm
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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