The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Winnipeg presents Ruddigore: the witch’s curse April 20, 21 and 22, 2017, at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre.
For tickets, call 204-957-7842 or order online at tickets.manitobaopera.mb.ca.
Here’s the story: the bad Baronets of Ruddigore have been cursed for generations. Commit a crime every day or die in unspeakable agony. Sir Despard – the current baronet – has discovered that his elder brother Robin Oakapple, long believed dead, is actually alive. Despard transfers the title – and the curse – onto Robin. Robin’s challenge is to discover a way to overcome the curse and win the love of Rose Maybud. Of course, this is accomplished and all ends happily but not before an evening of W.S. Gilbert’s complicated and hilarious twists and turns of the plot set to Arthur Sullivan’s wonderful music.Don’t miss this hilarious show - a melodramatic parody!
Here’s who’s behind the scenes:
Director – Reid Harrison
Music Director – Michelle Mourre
Set Design – Sheldon Johnson
Lighting Design – Rob Mravnik
Costumes – Jan Malabar & Harlequin Costumes
Makeup Design – Jean-Marc LaFond
And here’s who’s on stage:
Rose Maybud – Andrea Lett
Mad Margaret – Kelly Robinson
Dame Hannah – Cathryn Harrison
Zorah – Carmen Harris
Robin Oakapple – Jean Van Der Merwe
Richard Dauntless – Jonathan Stitt
Sir Despard Murgatroyd – Nathan Sawatzky-Dyck
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd – Fred Simpson
Old Adam – Fred Cross
Bridesmaids, Townspeople & Gentry:
Jen Bouskill, Tanis Chapman, Dryden Dilts, Paul Forget, Naomi Garrett, Costa Ginakes, Marlon Goolcharon, Zoë Gotziaman, Elena Howard-Scott, Kristinn Jakobson, Joanne Kilfoyle, Nicki Kirton, Gail Mildren, Allen Nixon, Richard Ryland, Deanna Smith, Nico Smith, Roman Szczerba, Vic Unruh, Erin-Brie Warwick, Murray Wichert, Erika Wiebe, Diane Wreford, Chelsey Young, Kevin Woelk.