For Immediate Release: April 11, 2014
Contact: Kitty Drexel, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.netheatregeek.com
Admiral Kittypants Presents announces performances of
Gilbert & Sullivan’s
Princess Ida; Or, Castle Adamant
A Staged Reading with piano; and, A Fundraising, Sing-a-Long Event
May 31, 2014 @ 8pm
May 30, 2014 @ 2pm
Directed by Liz Adams. Music Directed by Sarah Hager.
(SOMERVILLE) Admiral Kittypants Presents: PRINCESS IDA; OR, CASTLE ADAMANT by Sir Arthur Sullivan and Sir William S. Gilbert. The two performances will occur at Responsible Grace Church in Davis Square (52 Russell Street, Cambridge MA 02140). This event is a fundraiser with ticket prices at a suggested amount of $7. Tickets can be purchased at the event.
This event is a sing-a-long. The leading roles have been filled by professional actors and audience is invited to sing with the chorus. Copies of the chorus parts can be requested online at email@example.com or purchased at the venue for a small sum before the performance. The majority of the roles in this production have been cross-cast to favor the high population of female talent in the Boston-area.
Princess Ida; or, Castle Adamant, the eighth comic opera written by librettist W. S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan, is their only three act opera. Based on the poem “The Princess” by Sir Arthur Tennyson its poetic roots are reflected in the dialogue being in blank verse. To sum up: Prince Hilarion was married in babyhood to Princess Ida, daughter of King Gama. The Princess, however, has set up a college for women from which all men are barred. Hilarion and his friends infiltrate the castle and ultimately the men, led by Hilarion’s father, King Hildebrand, stage a full-scale invasion. Ida and her college of women must face Hilarion’s forces to uphold the tenants of their university.
The cast of Princess Ida; Or, Castle Adamant
Prince Hilarion – Kamela Dolinova
King Hildebrand – Matthew Zahnzinger
King Gama – Ray O’Hare
Florian – Nicole Orr
Cyril – Katie Lafaw
Arac – Jessica Rossi
Guron – Daffyd Mac an Leigh
Scynthius – Chris Mason
Princess Ida – Kitty Drexel
Lady Psyche- Sara Haugland
Lady Blanche – Letitia Stevens
Melissa – Lawren Hill
Sacharissa – Meg Di Maggio
Chloe – Ginger Lazarus
Featured Singers and Section Leaders
Soprano – Rebecca Hayden
Alto – Micha Goolsby
Tenor – Chris Mason
Bass – Daffyd Mac an Leigh
Chorus parts to be sung by the audience. Continue reading