Casting is set for the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players production of Patience, which will launch the company's 49th season.
Directed and conducted by Founder and Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, performances are scheduled for October 28–29 at New York’s Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.
The cast will be led by James Mills as Bunthorne; David Macaluso as Grosvenor; Sarah Caldwell Smith as Patience; Cameron Smith, Matthew Wages, and David Auxier as the officers; Amy Maude Helfer, Caitlin Borek, and Sophie Thompson as the maidens; and Hannah Holmes as Lady Jane.
The ensemble will include Samuel Balzac, Caitlin Belcik, Michael Connolly, Vicky Devany, Hannah Eakin, Camilo Estrada, Katie Hall, Rebecca Hargrove, Alexandra Imbrosci-Viera, Andrew Klima, Dana Kluczyk, Patrick Lord-Remmert, John Charles McLaughlin, Lance Olds, Logan Pitts, and Helen Jane Planchet.
The artists will be backed by a full orchestra. Choreography is by David Auxier.
Patience, or Bunthorne’s Bride, a satire on the aesthetic movement, follows virtuous village milkmaid Patience, who doesn't understand the current fads and claims to have never loved anyone. The comic opera was the sixth collaboration between Gilbert and Sullivan.
Show times are October 28 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM and October 29 at 3 PM.
Tickets start at $30. Visit NYGasp.org.