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The University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society (UMGASS) was founded in 1947 and is the oldest student-run society nationwide dedicated to performing the operettas of Sir William Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan. Each year we bring together students and community members for two fully staged productions of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, which are performed with orchestra at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in downtown Ann Arbor. The quality of our productions sets a high standard for community G&S companies, and our performances, particularly of the lesser-known works of the canon, are benchmarks for similar organizations around the country and the world. 

We’re proud to be a great place for future performing arts professionals as well as a creative outlet for students, professors, and community members of all ages looking to blow off steam and have a good time participating in a great show!

UMGASS is made possible by the Friends of the University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society (FUMGASS). Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the continued legacy of these masters of musical comedy!  More information here!

UMGASS is run by an elected board of officers, made up of both students and Ann Arbor community members.  


 

The 2020-2021 Board

 PRESIDENT: Could be you!
VICE PRESIDENT: Heather Nordenbrock
TREASURER: Stephen Moss
SECRETARY: Amy Stilgenbauer
TICKET MANAGER: Could be you!
COMPANY PROMOTER: Steven Jean
PROGRAM EDITOR: Could be you!
AUXILIARY MEMBER: Beth Ballbach
AUXILIARY MEMBER: David Andrews
AUXILIARY MEMBER: Lee Vahlsing

If you would like to learn more about being a member of the Executive Board, please email umgassexec@umich.edu
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