“Ring forth, ye bells,
with clarion sound.
 Forget your knells,
for joys abound.
Forget your notes
of mournful lay,
and from your throats
pour joy today.”

—The Townspeople’s Chorus
The Sorcerer
The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company’s Production of

The Sorcerer 1997

April 4 to 20, 1997

Photo Gallery

The Sorcerer Program


Stage Director: Lesley Hendrickson
Music Director: Becky Swanson
Artistic Director: Wendy Evans

Director’s Notes

Welcome to St. Radegund’s-on-the-Rake. It may look like a typical little English village, but it’s actually a popular (if not swinging) singles community. Aline reminds us that “some of the villagers are married people,” but none of them show up for the festivities. Must be the flu. That leaves us with the menfolk (who have “not been enterprising”) and the maidens (who are “distinctly coy”) to enjoy the interesting effects of John Wellington Wells’ patent oxy-hydrogen love-at-first-sight philter. We hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Lesley Hendrickson

Two excellent internet resources for information about The Sorcerer:

Wikipedia – The Sorcerer

The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive – The Sorcerer

The Sorcerer 1997 Show Poster

Show Poster

The Sorcerer 1997 Company Photo

Company Photo

Photography by Daniels Studio

“Oh joy! Oh joy!
 No words can tell
our state of mind delighted!
 For girl and boy
a marriage bell,
will say that we’re united.
 True happiness reigns everywhere
and dwells with both the sexes.
 All will bless example rare
of their beloved Alexis.”

—The Townspeople’s Chorus
The Sorcerer