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Barking pirates, Barbies and a parasol

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance opens at CU

By Peter Alexander

Watch for the Barbie dolls.

They will be part of the fun when the University of Colorado Opera Theater, with two full casts of students and the CU orchestra in the pit, presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s  236 more words

Performance Previews

USS Pinafore

The idea for me to spend  the weekend in Melbourne was born a few months ago when I was chatting online with my friend Gillian. She told me that she and her husband were going to see “USS Pinafore”, a parody of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore” with a Star Trek theme. 627 more words



Not normally a fan of Operatic leanings, Agathe has found inspiration in one of Constance’s tomes. Remembering the fun she had with the shipwreck…. 124 more words

My mother: a natural musician

My mother was one of the most talented untaught musicians it has ever been my pleasure to meet. Possessed of a beautiful soprano singing voice, she had an inbuilt vibrato and soared gloriously above most other people. 853 more words


Fancy notions, Gilbert and Sullivan edition

You know me. About binomial theorem I’m teeming with a lot o’ news, with many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse. But one thing I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do is count the number of items this neighborhood notions store… 236 more words

Fancy Notions

The Mikado: Synopsis

What’s a teenager to do when his old man insists he marry an older woman? (Particularly if she’s got a face that would stop a bullet train.) Add to this that father’s word is law because he’s the Emperor of Japan, that he’s politically quite a bit to the right of (well. 1,098 more words


I've got a little list

And it’s started!  One of our students started writing lyrics for “I’ve got a Little List”  in our musical “The Mikado.”  This song traditionally pokes fun at current events, so we are thinking about having a bit of fun making fun of our lovable Homestead High School. 152 more words