St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society, in its 53rd year, will present Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe from January 29 to February 7, 2016 in the Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin Street. There will be four evening and four matinee performances at 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. respectively.
Iolanthe is a wonderfully entertaining send-up of the British House of Lords. Gilbert pitted a band of Fairies against the pompous Lords with the threat to send into Parliament a young shepherd with supernatural power to enact bills that would end all the Lords’ rights. The Lord Chancellor, thinking himself to be a widower, falls in love with one of his wards of Chancery, as it happens, the one engaged to the young shepherd. Gilbert’s topsy-turvydom is both moderated and enhanced by some of Sullivan’s most engaging music. The Act I Finale is a masterpiece - a hilarious confrontation combined with soaring melodies. In Act II, the Sentry on duty outside the Houses of Parliament sings a memorable solo, and, later, he helps bring this musical farce to a conclusion that delights even the overpowering Queen of the Fairies.
MADS performances are professionally costumed, skillfully staged with a large chorus, and musically enhanced by an 18-piece orchestra.
Friday, January 29, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 30, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 31, 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 6, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 7, 2:00 p.m.
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