Act 1 finale of Ruddigore
Act 1 finale of Iolanthe
Act 1 finale of Patience
(interval for rest and refreshment)
Act 1 finale of H. M. S. Pinafore
Act 2 finale of Pirates of Penzance
Afterwards, the floor will be open for any other G&S singing. Mike Bromberg will be our accompanist.
There are many small solos available, so it's a great time to try out a role if you've never done one before. Everyone's invited; you don't have to be a NEGASS member to ask for a role, although we'll do our best to get you to join up when you're there. Our Company Promoter will tell you more about that.
We recently suffered a sad loss in the death of T. Skyler Wrench, longtime newsletter editor and NEGASS board member, who sang in several MIT shows. A favorite chorus of his was "Sighing softly to the river", so we'll sing the Pirates finale in his honor.
Ethan Tyndall, of the MIT G&S Players, is in charge of casting the Ruddigore and Patience finales. Perhaps MITG&SP could post here to let everyone know how their casting is coming. There are still several roles available in the Iolanthe and H. M. S. Pinafore finales:
Tolloller (available; tenor role)
The Lord Chancellor (taken)
The Fairy Queen (available; contralto role)
Leila (available; soprano or mezzo role)
Celia (available; soprano or mezzo role)
In H. M. S. Pinafore:
Josephine (available; soprano role)
Dick Deadeye (taken)
Cousin Hebe (available; mezzo role)
Little Buttercup (available; contralto role)
Boatswain (available; baritone or bass)
Solos in The Pirates of Penzance will be divided between MITG&SP and NEGASS. Here are the roles NEGASS still needs to fill:
Ruth (available; contralto role)
Major-General (available; baritone role)
The street address of the MIT Student Center is:
84 Massachusetts Avenue
Twenty Chimneys is on the third floor of the building. We will post signs at the door. For more directions, role requests, or other questions, leave a comment here or e-mail our program chair, April Grant, at aprilcath (at) yahoo (dot) com.