The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company 40th Anniversary Cabaret

June 28, 29, 30, 2019

The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company was founded June 1979 and the company’s third cabaret was held in June 2019 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this wonderful event!

The cabaret included three performances on the weekend of Friday, June 28th, Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th and was held at Honey, in northeast Minneapolis

The company’s anniversary was celebrated with the program featuring a wide selection of Gilbert and Sullivan’s songs from the beginning to the end of their careers together, from Trial by Jury through The Grand Duke and noted the company’s productions of each of the works through its history.

Many members of the audiences expressed their enthusiastic appreciation for the evening’s cabaret performances, but also for the company itself and for its long history of producing the works of Gilbert and Sullivan over the years so very well.

All three cabaret performances ended with a celebratory anniversary cake shared with the audience in attendance!

The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company’s 40th Anniversary Cabaret cast included …

Joe Allen, Wally Benbenek, Michael Burton, Jeff Erickson,
Alexander Gerchak, Steven Halloin , Kaitlin Klemencic, Anna Maher,
Maggie Matacek, Wendy Matsutani, Sarah Mehle , Blanka Melbostad,
Anthony Rohr, Niko Simmons, Felix Aguilar Tomlinson, Lara Trujillo,
Cassie Utt

… with Presenter Stephen Hage and Accompanists Madeline Giordana
and Jean Orbison Van Heel

The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company’s 40th Anniversary Cabaret Program, First Set

From Trial by Jury

When First My Old, Old Love I Knew

From The Sorcerer

For Love Alone

Now to the Banquet We Press

From H.M.S. Pinafore

Things Are Seldom What They Seem

The Hours Creep on Apace

From The Pirates of Penzance

Poor Wandering One

A Paradox

From Patience

Love is a Plaintive Song

From Iolanthe

When All Night Long

My Lord, a Suppliant

From Princess Ida

O, Goddess Wise

I Am a Maiden

The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company’s 40th Anniversary Cabaret Program, Second Set

From The Mikado

Three Little Maids

The Sun Whose Rays

Tit Willow

There is Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast

From Ruddigore

My Boy, You May Take it From Me

The Battle’s Roar is Over

In Sailing O’er Life’s Ocean Wide

Cheerily Carols the Lark / To a Garden Full of Roses

My Eyes Are Fully Open

From The Yeomen of the Guard

I Have a Song to Sing, O

Were I Thy Bride

From The Gondoliers

Then One of Us Will Be a Queen

From Utopia, Limited

A Tenor, All Singers Above

Words of Love Too Loudly Spoken

From The Grand Duke

Come Bumpers Aye Ever So Many

The Roulette Song

The Finale

He is an Englishman