Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society Programs
The Society produced one major production a year, in July at the Bagley Wright Theatre. We spend the majority of the year proceeding the production with fundraising, casting, set design and overall production detail. This summer we will produce 11 performances of The Gondoliers, July 12 - 27. The production will use the combined assistance of 20 on stage performers, a 26 piece orchestra, and 45 backstage and front house volunteers.
Every spring the Society produces a Spring Fundraising Gala, which spans two evenings and is held in our rehearsal space at Crown Hill Center. Every aspect of our Gala is through the generous support of volunteers. All proceeds go towards producing our main stage production in July.
We also, offer a High School Musical Workshop, every winter to help train and prepare the next generation of performers. The workshop is a six week three our training were young people are trained in the art of performance including, improvisation and stage presence.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
In March 2007, the Society was notified that the lease on our rehearsal space in South Lake Union would not be renewed and we would have to vacate in March 2010. In June 2007 the Society launched a aggressive capital campaign and location search. The Society eventually chose Crown Hill Center, which was then known as Crown Hill Elementary, as it's to home. Through generous donations from our membership,and the dedicated hard work of volunteers and contractors' we created a new rehearsal hall, workshop and green room were we can carry out our mission into the future. In March 2010 the Society officially moved into our new home were we continue to work on improvements to our space as well as Crown Hill Center as a whole.
Currently, we are working with the building owner, Small Faces Child Development Center, to create more storage space for all of our ongoing needs. This is an ongoing project that we all will working towards well into the foreseeable future.