Gilbert & Sullivan – “Ruddigore”

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Gilbert & Sullivan – “Ruddigore”

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018

Gilbert & Sullivan Austin presents as its 2018 Summer Grand Production “Ruddigore; or, The Witch’s Curse.” Nine performances will be presented at the Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School, June 14-24. “Ruddigore” will thrill Austin theatergoers of all ages who delight in spectacular music along with a frightful topsy-turvy story of a virtuous heroine, a dastardly villain, deadly curses, and menacing ghosts!

One of W. S. Gilbert’s three favorites, this show has the potential to become a favorite for everyone, including those to whom it is entirely new. The opera parodies elements of Victorian melodrama, which was popular in the mid-nineteenth-century. There is a shyly sweet-mannered and poor-but-virtuous heroine. There is a dastardly villain who carries off the maiden. There is a manly hero in disguise. There is a disheveled, mad girl who creates one of the most unforgettable scenes in the show. There is a deadly curse. To add a special element, there are frightful, menacing ghosts.

Listen to the cast’s recent visit to Studio 1A in the player at the bottom of the post!

Art DiBianca – Robin/Ruthven

Corinna Browning – Rose

Shelby Schisler – Margaret

Sam Johnson – Despard

Jeanne Saski – accompanist

Ralph MacPhail Jr. – Artistic Director

Jeffery Jones – Ragona/Music Director


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