UMGASS will be presenting The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria, at the Mendelssohn Theater April 10th-13th:
Two just-married Venetian gondoliers are informed by the Grand Inquisitor that one of them has just become the King of “Barataria”, but only their foster mother, presently at large, knows which one. As Barataria needs a king to put down unrest in the country, they travel there to reign jointly, leaving their wives behind in Venice until the old lady can be interviewed. It turns out that the king was wed in infancy to the beautiful daughter of the Spanish Duke of Plaza Toro, and so it seems he is an unintentional bigamist. Of course, the beautiful daughter is in love with a common servant! When the young Spaniard and the two Venetian wives all show up wanting to know which of them is queen, complications arise. (description credit to Sam Silvers)
We are currently accepting petitions for unfilled production staff positions for Gondoliers on a rolling basis. If you are interested in petitioning please email email@example.com and include a resume. Petitions will be held by the UMGASS Board as necessary.
Current Gondoliers production staff:
Artistic director: Thomas Cilluffo
Assistant Director/Assistant Stage Manager: Caitlin Cashin
Music Director: Rodrigo Ruiz
Assistant Music Director: Joseph Bozich
Costume Designer: Marilyn Gouin
Set Designer: Laura Strowe
A Fine Proposal!
On April 13th, 2013, during the curtain call for the evening Saturday performance of Pirates of Penzance, our very own Jon Roselle proposed to our Mabel, Ali Kahn. Not one of the nearly 1200 eyes in that room were dry.