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Class Information for Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe

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8th grade - College (Before Registering, Please Update Your Child's Grade Level)

  • NOTE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE BELOW: Rehearsals begin on Mondays and then switch to Saturdays. PLEASE READ SCHEDULE BELOW CAREFULLY!

  • Classes and Performances take place at the Ben Franklin Theatre 66 Bayview Ave. Norwalk, CT 06854.

  • Please only park in our parking lots on Bayview Ave. and Hillside St. Enter through the theatre doors.

  • NO Parking in the lot off of Flax Hill Rd. Thank you in advance.

  • 2 Performances:
  • Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:30pm

  • Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 7:30pm

  • The students from "Iolanthe" will also be performing at Crystal Theatre's annual Matthew Chiappetta Memorial Concert on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7:00pm.

  • Rehearsal for the Matthew Chiappetta Memorial Concert will be on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Iolanthe is a comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. It is one of the Savoy operas and is the seventh of fourteen operatic collaborations by Gilbert and Sullivan.

In the opera, the fairy Iolanthe has been banished from fairyland because she married a mortal; this is forbidden by fairy law. Her son, Strephon, is an Arcadian shepherd who wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery. All the members of the House of Peers also want to marry Phyllis. When Phyllis sees Strephon hugging a young woman (not knowing that it is his mother – immortal fairies all appear young), she assumes the worst and sets off a climactic confrontation between the peers and the fairies.

The opera satirizes many aspects of British government, law and society. The confrontation between the fairies and the peers is a version of one of Gilbert's favorite themes: a tranquil civilization of women is disrupted by a male-dominated world through the discovery of mortal love.

Directed by Joe Santaniello and choreographed by Jessica Rae Foulds. Recommended for strong singers!

Sessions Open for Registration

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Mondays 7:00pm - 9:30pm/Saturdays 11am - 3pm 01/29/18 - 05/24/18
Mon 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
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Joe Santaniello $350.00 Registration Open until
02/05/2018 02:00 PM
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IOLANTHE FULL REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

    *PLEASE NOTE THAT REHEARSALS BEGIN ON MONDAYS AND THEN MOVE TO SATURDAYS! REHEARSAL TIMES VARY. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!*

  • Monday, January 29, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Monday, February 5, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Monday, February 12, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Monday, February 19, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Monday, February 26, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Monday, March 5, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Mandatory Matthew Chiappetta Memorial Concert Rehearsal: Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:00pm - 3:30pm

  • Matthew Chiappetta Memorial Concert:Monday, March 12, 2018 Performers arrive at 6:00pm, Concert starts at 7:00pm

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 4:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm

  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Friday, May 11, 2018 5:00pm - 9:30pm

  • NO CLASS ON SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018

  • Mandatory Tech/Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm

  • Mandatory Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Mandatory Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:30pm - 9:30pm

  • Shows: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:30pm & Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 7:30pm

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