"Patience", or "Bunthorne's Bride" (2017)

"Patience" is a comic opera in two acts with the libretto by W. S. Gilbert and music by Arthur Sullivan. Produced in 1881, it was the opening show at the D'Oyly Carte's Savoy Theatre, the first theatre in the world to be lit entirely by electric lights.

The opera follows the love triangle between the Dragoon Guards who are engaged to the villages twenty love sick maidens: who are in infatuated with two contrasting aesthetic poets; one "fleshly" the other "idyllic": who are in love with the simple milkmaid, Patience: who believes "Love, to be pure, must be absolutely unselfish"! In the end it is all sorted out and everyone has a bride, save one who is left with a tulip or lily.

In the operatic tradition, the performances will be accompanied by a live orchestra, include super-titles, and will not be amplified.

More information about "Patience" can be found at the Gilbert and Sullivan archive.

PERFORMANCES

24TH STREET THEATRE  (Directions)
2791 24th St., Sacramento, CA 95818

Fridays - September 8, 15, & 22, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - September 9, 16, & 23, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sundays - September 10, 17, & 24, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.

(Doors open half an hour before the show times listed above.)

CAST and CREW

Debbie Baad, Director
Anne-Marie Endres, Music Director and Conductor

Dramatis Personæ

Poets

Reginald Bunthorne (A Fleshly Poet) — Charlie Baad
Archibald Grosvenor (An Idyllic Poet) — Timothy Power

Rapturous Maidens

The Lady Angela — Paige Kelly
The Lady Saphir — Rhonda Thomas
The Lady Saphir — Jadi Galloway
The Lady Ella — Franchesca Sonoyama
The Lady Jane — Tiffany Patterson
Patience (A Dairy Maid) — Kate Murphy

Officers of Dragoon Guards

Colonel Calverley — Michael Baad
Major Murgatroyd — Kevin Branson
Major Murgatroyd — Roy Domoe
Lieut. The Duke of Dunstable — Anthony Tavianini

Chorus of Rapturous Maidens

Samantha Dean
Bernadette Durbin
Ema Gluckmann
Mary Murphy
Kathryn Peppercorn

Chorus of Dragoon Guards

Jerry Concilla
D.D. Freund
Rodger D. Johnson
George Kastanis
Robert Norwood
Troy Turpen

Solicitor (silent)

Bernadette Durbin
Troy Turpen

TICKETS

Purchase online at http://patience2017.bpt.me/

Seating is unreserved, but accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.