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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY OF MAINE CELEBRATES THE 80th BIRTHDAY OF THE GRAND, IN ELLSWORTH

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY OF MAINE CELEBRATES THE 80th BIRTHDAY OF THE GRAND, IN ELLSWORTHAs part of The Grand's birthday celebration, The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine will be putting on Trial by Jury and "A Grand Relationship with GSSME"- featuring numbers from shows they have produced at The Grand.

In 1976, Harris Strong and Elizabeth "Betty" Beatty created the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Hancock County (GSSHC). With The Grand Auditorium recently having been renovated by a Harris Strong entity, it seemed the perfect union had been formed. This year will mark GSSME's 41st season, and they are still going strong.

As part of The Grand's birthday celebration GSSME will present Trial by Jury- a comic opera in one act. It was first produced on 25 March 1875, at London's Royalty Theatre where it initially ran for 131 performances. A Grand Relationship with GSSME will feature many popular numbers from the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.

This show runs one night only on July 8th at 6pm.

Led by Artistic Director-Leslie Michaud and Music Director-Michelle Dokka the cast of comprises of:

TRIAL BY JURY - The story concerns a "breach of promise of marriage" lawsuit in which the judge and legal system are the objects of lighthearted satire. Gilbert based the libretto of Trial by Jury on an operetta parody that he had written in 1868.


Judge-Aidan Pasha

Defendant-Roland Dube

Plaintiff-Eileen York

Counsel-Irv Hodgkin

Usher-Debra Hangge

Foreman-Sam Bergman

Bridesmaids-Holly Smith, Dorothy Wheatcraft

Gallery-Dotti Schaller, Shawnna Farley, Barbara Pentland, Linda Grindle, Kahlan Hanle

Jury - Rob Taylor, John Cunningham



"A Grand Relationship with GSSME" Book -by Leslie Michaud

*EAGLE HIGH -UTOPIA LIMITED

*DANCE THE CA-CHU-CA - THE GONDOLEIRS

THREE LITTLE MAIDS - THE MIKADO

*MODERN MAJOR GENERAL - PIRATES OF PENZANCE

LOVE UNREQUITED (THE NIGHMARE SONG) - IOLANTHE

*HAIL POETRY (please stand if you are able) - PIRATES OF PENZANCE

(*Please join us in singing, using the included lyrics)

Master of Ceremonies -Joe Marshall

Nightmare Song -Dorothy Wheatcraft

Modern Major General -Joe Marshall

Three Little Maids -Holly Smith, Eileen York, Debra Hangge

For more info - The Grand, Ellsworth -

https://grandonline.org/grand-week-80th-anniversary/

GSSME - Trial by Jury and A Grand Relationship with GSSME
On the Stanley Subaru stage
6:00pm July 8th

Tickets: General Admission
$15.00 Admission

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