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GSOV Season 2017

It is with great pleasure that I announce Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria's 2017 Season and hope that you can join us for this exciting adventure. We have had enormous fun and success with our 2016 productions (The Gondoliers, Chu Chin Chow, and the Gilbert & Sullivan Gala Spectacular) and cannot wait to get started on the upcoming season.

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GSOV - Season 2017
GSOV Season 2017 Subscription Packages
Iolanthe

A spellbinding musical fantasy, Iolanthe is Gilbert & Sullivan at their sublime and satirical best, don't miss this fable of fairies versus mortals.

Beloved and beautiful, immortal Iolanthe has broken one of her fairy kingdom's biggest rules – she fell in love with a human and was banished for marrying a mortal.

Now twenty-five years later, these two worlds will collide as her son, Strephon (half fairy from the waist up, and mortal from the waist down), has rapturous plans to wed pretty Phyllis, a sweet voiced shepherdess and ward of the Lord Chancellor. Unfortunately, Strephon has a lot of competition from just about every peer in the House of Lords, including the Lord Chancellor himself!

With class complications, mistaken identities, and not a little bit of supernatural shenanigans, will true love be enough to win out when party political lines are drawn?

"The conflict of fairies, mortals, love, law, and politics is a brilliant comedy with what would have originally been a biting edge of satire. If you have never seen a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, this is an excellent start – you would be hard put to better it."
The Reviews Hub

"Iolanthe with its magic effects, fairies and occasionally lullaby or nursery song-like tunes, may be amongst the best introductions of opera to children."
Bachtrack

With the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria Orchestra

4 Performances
Running time approx 2hrs 30mins
Friday 5th May 8:00pm
Saturday 6th May 2:00pm
Saturday 6th May 8:00pm
Sunday 7th May 3:00pm

Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre

Cnr Bell Street & St Georges Road,
Preston VIC 3072
Box Office: (03) 8470 8282

Tickets

Adult: $39
Concession: $33
Student: $25
Child (Under 16): $20
Group 10+ $32
Matinee: One free child when accompanied by full price adult

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A Song to Singo O!

A Song to Sing O! returns to the stage with one of Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria's most versatile and acclaimed performers, evergreen entertainer, Ron Pidcock, leading an accomplished cast under director, Robert Ray.

Written by Melvyn Morrow (Dusty) employing lyrics from WS Gilbert, the music of Arthur Sullivan with additional songs by its talented subject, George Grossmith; this musical play about one of Gilbert & Sullivan's most celebrated patter men takes place in his dressing room ahead of his last appearance with the D'Oyly Carte company.

With a promising solo career beckoning, Grossmith cleverly weaves insights and gossip amongst performances of some of the most well-known pieces from the G&S canon.

A light-hearted biographical piece, this is a delightful insider peek into the renowned musical theatre team and a must-see for any fan of light opera.

"A blissful marriage of witty dialogue with some of the most enduringly popular music and lyrics ever written"
Melbourne Herald Sun

"As a source of innocent merriment, this is one to put on your little list."
Sydney Morning Herald

With the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria Orchestra

5 Performances
Running time approx 2hrs
Saturday 8th July 8:00pm
Sunday 9th July 3:00pm
Friday 14th July 8:00pm
Saturday 15th July 8:00pm
Sunday 16th July 3:00pm

Phoenix Theatre

101 Glenhuntly Road,
Elsternwick VIC 3185

Tickets

Adult: $35
Concession: $29
Student: $21
Child (Under 16): $16
Group 10+ $28

The Pirates of Penzance

Adventure on the high seas! Set sail for one of Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular hits, the irrepressible, irresponsible, but irresistible Pirates of Penzance!

Arguably one of the world's most adored and applauded operettas, this madcap melee of maidens fair and feisty, pirates rum-filled and rumbustious, police crafty but cowardly and a sweetheart who's a slave to duty, showcases Gilbert & Sullivan at their best and brightest - a consistent fan favourite for music-lovers worldwide.

Director Adrian Glaubert with Choreographer Sarah Cossey, part of the creative team behind 2016's blockbuster, The Gondoliers, are back with a brand new vision for the swaggering, satirical and sea-faring musical comedy, joined by MD Trevor Henley. GSOV is also pleased to announce an exciting partnership with the acclaimed Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company, so expect nothing short of dance defying stunts, swordplay and sensational singing. Don't miss this show!

"PIRATES is a REAL musical comedy with emphasis on music AND comedy."
Australian Stage

"It's hard to imagine a more ideal summer entertainment than an exhilarating production of "The Pirates of Penzance" swashbuckling across the stage"
New York Times

With the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria Orchestra

5 Performances
Running time approx 2hrs 30mins
Thursday 26th October 8:00pm
Friday 27th October 8:00pm
Saturday 28th October 2:00pm
Saturday 28th October 8:00pm
Sunday 29th October 3:00pm

Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre

Cnr Bell Street & St Georges Road,
Preston VIC 3072
Box Office: (03) 8470 8282

Tickets

Adult: $39
Concession: $33
Student: $25
Child (Under 16): $20
Group 10+ $32
Matinee: One free child when accompanied by full price adult

The Novello Years: We'll Gather Lilacs

Relax and revel this summer with our boutique production featuring the glorious music of Ivor Novello. Playwright, composer and popular matinee idol actor, Novello had a remarkable career spanning close to forty years.

Novello's first big success, "Keep the Home Fires Burning" cheered Britain ahead of the First World War. "We'll Gather Lilacs (in the Spring Again)" a wartime waltz, was written for troops in the Second World War. GSOV Director Robert Ray revives a showcase of songs from the golden era of the British stage musical.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne as you wander an elegant English garden in Melbourne's leafy Dandenong Ranges.

4 Performances

Running time approx 2hrs 30mins
Saturday 25th February 3:00pm
Sunday 26th February 3:00pm
Saturday 4th March 3:00pm
Sunday 5th March 3:00pm

The Knowe

Clarkmont Road
Sassafras VIC 3787

Tickets

Adult: $30
Concession/Student: $25

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GSOV Season 2017 Subscription Packages represent the best value for money, saving you over 33% with tickets to all 4 shows starting from $79.

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A lot of work goes into creating our shows, which simply would not be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers. We welcome you to get involved and join in this rewarding theatrical experience, whether it be in the spotlight, behind the scenes as part of our crew or through sponsorships.

Donations & Pastronage

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Victoria Inc. is a registered Not-for-Profit organisation. All donations over $2 are fully tax deductable in Australia.

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Terms & Conditions

^ Available through the Ticketing Secretary during Subscribers exclusive booking period. * Subject to availability. # Australian residents only.

All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Silver & Gold Subscribers can collect their Show Programs and Merchandise (T-shirt, CD/DVD and Mug) from the GSOV front of house staff upon arrival to show venue with proof of subscription. Upon request items can be sent via post for an additional $7.95. Subscription orders by mail, online and phone will be allocated by the order of the date received. All applications must be accompanied by payment (credit card, cheque, cash in person) made to The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Victoria, Inc. (ABN 82 367 025 584). There are no refunds or exchanges, except as directed by the Australian Consumer Law. Any monies due to subscribers as a result of being unable to satisfy ticket requests will be refunded. We reserve the right to vary, substitute, or withdraw advertised programs, artists and seating arrangements. Right of admission is reserved. We respect your privacy and do not share your details, view our Privacy Policy.

 

GSOV

GSOV is the performing arm of The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Victoria which has been delighting audiences with its productions for over 80 years. One of the longest running theatrical organisations in Australia, it has been hailed as one of our country’s leading light opera companies. GSOV performs not only in Melbourne and regional Victoria, but has also won awards on the international stage at the premier Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in the United Kingdom.

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