Gilbert and Sullivan: A Very Light Cabaret

October 19, 20, 21, 2018

All were nervously excited for the first Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company cabaret, which was titled, Gilbert and Sullivan: A Very Light Cabaret.  How would the event be received?  Would anyone come?

The cabaret was held on Friday, October 19th at Can Can Wonderland, in Saint Paul, as well as Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st at Honey, in northeast Minneapolis.

All were very pleased when audiences arrived and clearly enjoyed the delightful performances.  All hoped for expectations were met.  A large number of the company’s younger members had the opportunity to perform, donations to the company substantially surpassed expectations, and the event clearly reached many people who had never heard of the company but whose interests in Gilbert and Sullivan may have been piqued.

The Very Light Cabaret cast included …

Alyssa Burdick, Maggie Burr, Michael Burton, Rick Cedergren,
Alex Gerchak, Steven Halloin, Ryan Johnson, Anna Maher,
Wendy Matsutani, Anthony Rohr, Eric Sorum, Cassie Utt,
Jake Wellington

… with Presenter Jacob Wellington and Accompanist Jean Orbison Van Heel

Gilbert and Sullivan: A Very Light Cabaret Program

A British Tar

From H.M.S. Pinafore

A Regular Royal Queen

From The Gondoliers

Oh Rapture, When Alone Together

From The Gondoliers

My Eyes Are Fully Open

From Ruddigore

Although of Native Maids the Cream

From Utopia, Limited

We Are Women

From Candide, Leonard Bernstein

Loudly Let the Trumpet Bray

From Iolanthe

I Am a Maiden, Cold and Stately

From Princess Ida

When a Merry Maiden Marries

From The Gondoliers

Refrain, Audacious Tar

From H.M.S. Pinafore

Words of Love Too Loudly Spoken

From Utopia, Limited

Strange Adventure

From The Yeomen of the Guard

Make Our Garden Grow

From Candide, Leonard Bernstein

I Am the Model of a Modern Age Millennial