Dulcamara? No, John Wellington Wells!
|Backstage during Gilbert & Sullivan's time, |
the singers find out that the manager's wife is in labor.
As the musicians review their parts, people gather to their seats. Musicians are hardly seen, for they are behind the stage. A cloth hanger is in the middle of the stage. To the left and front of it stands an alla antique table and chair. To the right of the cloth hanger stands another table with a piece of cloth on it.
|Chris Uzulac and Megan Stetson as JohnWellington Wells and Lady Sanagzure.|
A couple sits in the front row. They don't seem excited. People are still walking around. some can't find their seat and are distressed. Others have taken a seat that doesn't exactly belong to them. Others are just plainly waiting for a friend or family member to come. They were sold out for that performance, the last one.
The musicians continue to play. They stop. The light become dimmer. The show begins. You're probably wondering what I'm talking about right now. Well, this is the scenery of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Sorcerer. I watched a movie in which this lady said,
|Robby Stafford and Megan Stetson as|
Sir Marmaduke and Lady Sangazure
I agree with her to some degree. But to the other... First of all, let me tell you that William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan didn't actually write the music together. Sullivan wrote the music and Gilbert wrote the libretto. It has always bugged me so much when people say something like,
"Oh, Gilbert & Sullivan's opera is so awesome! Oh!" That's like saying that Le Nozze di Figaro is Da Ponte and Mozart's opera. It's so nice!
|Chris Uzelac as John Wellington Wells|
|Lindsay Thompson Roush, Robert Vann, and Chris Uzelac|
as Aline, Alexis, and John Wellington Wells
The stunning cast included Lindsay Thompson Roush as the faithful Aline, Robert Vann as her spouse, Rose Frazier as Constance, Megan Stetson as the lustful Lady Sangazure, Robby Stafford as her admirer Sir Marmaduke, Chris Uzelac as the cunning John Wellington Wells, Kelly Powers as Mrs. Partlet, Baker Peeples as Dr. Daly, James MacIvaine as the notary, and Jeffrey Beaudoin as Hercules.
|The manager (Chris Uzelac) himself finds out about|
his wife going through labor.
Overall, the whole performance was very entertaining. The cast worked well together and their voices sounded great.
Written by: Rubina Mazurka