Gilbert and Sullivan in Rocket City! 

 

Gilbert and Sullivan in Rocket City explores the famous G&S operas in today’s world by creating a production in and about Huntsville.  This show combines some of G&S’s best-known pieces such as Three Little Maids, The Matter Trio, and Poor Wandr’ing One with brand new, clever dialogue by G&S lover and expert, Jaie Deschene.  Tailor-made for Encore Opera Huntsville, the three little maids transform into three little engineering nerds from UAH.  The nerds wander through Rocket City building robots, spaceships, and, of course, looking for love. Hilarity ensues.

Show Times


Fri, April 9, 2021
7pm- Trinity United Methodist Church- Wesley Hall


Sat, April 10, 2021
2pm- Trinity United Methodist Church- Wesley Hall


Sun, April 11, 2021
7pm- Burritt on the Mountain 

Did you miss the G&S Pre-performance discussion with

Jaie Deschene?

Click the the button below to watch it!

Who are Gilbert and Sullivan and why do we care about their works? Learn more about these hilarious collaborators and their many operas, as well as how Opera Huntsville will showcase their work in Gilbert and Sullivan in Rocket City. Led by Gilbert and Sullivan savant Jaie Deschene. 

Topic Covered: 

  • Who were Gilbert and Sullivan?

  • The world of Gilbert and Sullivan - what was life like in Victorian England?

  • What are their notable works?

  • Tropes in G&S Works

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 Cast 

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Charles M. Anderson 

Comic Baritone

Charles M. Anderson

Comic Baritone

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Shane Kennedy

Baritone

Shane Kennedy

Baritone

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Amanda Nelson

Soprano

Amanda Nelson

Soprano

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Kenisha Philips

Tart #1

Kenisha Philips

Tart #1

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Celese Sanders

Tart #2

Celese Sanders 

Tart #2

Executive Director

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Sierra Hammond

Tart #3

Assistant Stage Director

Sierra Hammond

Tart #3

Assist. Stage Director

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Rachel Gibson

Mezzo Soprano

Rachel Gibson

Mezzo Soprano

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Chauncey McGlathery

Nerd #1

Chauncey McGlathery

Nerd #1

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Justin Colón 

Nerd 2

Justin Colon

Nerd #2

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Xavier Joseph

Nerd #3

Xavier Joseph

Nerd #3

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Calhoun Chorale, under the direction of  Granville Oldham, will be the chorus for the production! For more information Please visit their website!

Creative Team

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Erin Huleskamp- Bohn

Artistic Director/ Stage Director

Erin Huelskamp Bohn

Artistic Director

Stage Director

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John South

Music Director

John South

Music Director

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Granville Oldham

Chorus Master

Granville Oldham

Chorus Master

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Christopher- Joel Carter

Pianist

Christopher- Joel Carter

Pianist

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J. Deschene

Librettist

J. Deschene

Librettist