Operetta 2020: The Gondoliers
Watch the Smol’ Gondoliers here! It premiered online Saturday June 27, 2020. Congrats to all the cast, musicians, director Sara DeLong, and the volunteers who worked hard to make the video!
Marco– Dylan Scopetski
Giuseppe– Hannah Markelz
Don Alhambra– Mosss Szaraz
Annifrangiornio/Duke– Caleb Johnson
Gianetta– Grace Walters
Tessa– Bayley Fox
Dutchess of Plaza-Toro– Lila Sandler
Casilda– Sydney Hart
Giulittoria– Claudia Hart
Fiametta– Lucy Markelz
About the Production
Gondoliers is a silly and colorful musical following the star-crossed paths of three different couples. Gondoliers asks us to consider societal norms of status and politeness- what is acceptable may not be what is right. How will the characters navigate society and end up fulfilling their own wishes and destinies? Come to the show this June 27th at 7:30pm to find out.
At birth, Casilda was pledged to marry the son and heir of the King of Barataria. Unfortunately, the King lost favor with the Grand Inquisitor, who then arranged for the heir to the throne to be kidnapped and taken to Venice. Years later in Venice, Gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, presently engaged to Gianetta and Tessa are crest fallen to be informed that they are both heir to the throne- one of them may have to sacrifice his bride in order to marry Casilda. Casilda is not happy with the situation either as she is in love with Luiz, one of her father’s servants. As Marco and Giuseppe’s ‘father’ has since died, the only person who can identify the real Prince is Inez who was his childhood nurse. When called upon to give witness, she reveals that neither is in fact the King’s son and that the true heir to the throne of Barataria is Luiz. This proves very satisfactory to all parties as the Gondoliers can keep their brides and Casilda can both fulfil her pledge to marry the king and marry the one she loves.
Join us for this fun filled time of song and fellowship this spring!