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Modern Major Musical

One of the shows I did during my very first summer stock gig was Pirates of Penzance. If you’re not a theatre person, you’ve probably still heard the most famous song from the show: “Modern Major General.”  It’s a very long, super complicated patter song that’s been seen in everything from Home Improvement to Family Guy. 253 more words



You like poetry, right?
I’ll swap you some doggerel verse
For whatever spare change you keep in your purse
It’ll help you sleep at night. 189 more words

The 100 Day Project

Feeling Like Mixed Pickles

I have been sick this weekend. Nothing serious. Just a cold that came with a bad headache, a sore throat, and a need to sleep all day. 157 more words

Living And Learning

Your Resplendent Virtue

Do You Shine with a Virtue Resplendent?

I’m a fan of Gilbert and Sullivan and enjoy one of their lesser know works, “Trial by Jury.” This was their first truly successful collaboration and exhibits all of the sparkle and humor that was to characterize their later, better known, works. 921 more words

Upcoming: Southampton Operatic Society presents 'The Mikado'

Now that I’m back down south, it’s great to do musical things I had to miss out on during term-time at university! One such undertaking is performing with Southampton Operatic Society, who will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s… 187 more words


Swash-buckling success with 'The Pirates of Penzance'

Before this summer, I had never visited the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and knew very little about the fantastic array of performances and opportunities it provided. However, this all changed in August, when I made my Fringe debut as Mabel in Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic… 508 more words


Throwback Trailer: The Pirates of Penzance (1983)

Frederic (Rex Smith), who has spent his formative years as a junior pirate, plans to mark his 21st birthday by breaking free from the Pirate King (Kevin Kline) and beginning his courtship of Mabel (Linda Ronstadt). 48 more words

Throwback Trailer