John Gremillion and I are currently bicycling from Houston to Chicago to raise money for the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston’s summer production. We’ll be doing live feeds daily on Facebook, and posting each evening at our website, 2chicago4mikado.org, where you can also make a tax-deductible donation.
I have been cast in the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston’s summer production, A Topsy Turvy Mikado, which will be July 19-28 in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Houston. This brand-new production will be set during a rehearsal for the premiere performance in London in 1885, and has been cradfted especially for the Society by Alistair Donkin (formerly of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. Tickets will go on sale to the public on June 1, but becoming a patron of the Society at $250 or higher will get you early access and includes two premium seats. More information will be available soon at hgns.org
I will also be participating in the Society’s annual gala, An Auction of Arias, at 7pm on Friday, May 17 at Ouisie’s Table in River Oaks. The evening will feature a three-course dinner from ome of Houston’s finest kitchens, a silent auction, and the opportunity to bid on what songs will be performed that evening. I will have several songs on the “menu”, which will include not only G&S but also opera arias and musical theater numbers. Price is only $100 a person, which includes two drink tickets, and registration is open now at hgns.org/tickets