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Connections: January 12.17

Lichens, they tell me,

aren’t bad for the tree

I have my doubts

they’re too creepy-crawly

with cold perspiration

bespangling its bark

poor tree seems so helpless… 29 more words


Audition time again...

Wow. This is a bit different. I went to an audition to try and bag a principal part once a year the whole time I was with Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company, and you can tell because my phone just auto-suggested the group’s entire name. 821 more words

Gilbert And Sullivan

5th January 1884. Savoy Operas.

He always got up in the morning to see whom he could have a quarrel’: Seymour Hicks, actor and playwright, on W.S.Gilbert. 

Today in 1884 the premier of the operetta Princess Ida took place from the inspired partnership of the composer Arthur Sullivan and the librettist William Schwenk Gilbert.(1) 521 more words


Trial by Jury- the rehearsal

Working on an animated version of this Gilbert and Sullivan classic. See older posts.

This is a piano version of the overture and probably will survive in some form in the final film but for now is a way to promote the idea I hope!


Tim Wilson

Traditional Pirates

Toronto Operetta Theatre opened a run of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at the Jane Mallett Theatre last night.  Bill Siva-Marin’s production is competent and very traditional with some strong performers in the key roles.   433 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

A Quote for the Day

All. Well – what’s the news? How is the election going?

Ernest. Oh, it’s a certainty – a practical certainty! Two of the candidates have been arrested for debt, and the third is a baby in arms – so, if you keep your promises, and vote solid, I’m cocksure of election! 96 more words