GLOW Presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury

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Witty, tuneful and filled with sparkling classical singing, there are many people who consider Trial by Jury to be the most perfectly constructed of the whole series of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Running only 40 minutes, it is indeed a little gem of wit, sentiment and charm, centering on the court case between the beautiful soprano Angelina and her playboy fiancé, Edwin, who she is suing for “dreadful damages.”

In classic Gilbert and Sullivan style, a cast of ludicrous characters including a social climbing judge, suave attorney and hapless ensemble of jury members backs the hysterical plot. GLOW adds its own twist to the original concept by setting the production in a modern day South Carolina courtroom, giving the story a “southern fried” flair. The one act operetta will also be paired with a Gilbert and Sullivan cabaret to create a full evening of delightful singing guaranteed to impress. The Gilbert and Sullivan Cabaret will feature ensembles and arias from the more famous works the pair produced including The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore and many others!

Trial by Jury is Greenville Light Opera Works’ inaugural main stage production and features a cast of over twenty local and regional professionals as well as a twelve piece chamber orchestra. Principal performers include Lisa Odom (Angelina) Bruce Meahl (The Judge) Luke Browder (The Usher) James Plante (Edwin) and Joe Hager (The Counsel). Don’t miss this opportunity to see professional operetta right here in Greenville!

Trial by Jury will perform November 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8pm and November 14 at 3pm at Centre Stage Theatre in beautiful downtown Greenville. Tickets are $20 for Adults, with discounts for Seniors ($18) and Students ($13). All seats are reserved.

The box office can be reached at 864.233.6733 from 2:00-6:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and two hours before performances. The theater is located at 501 River Street inside the Morgan Stanley Citi-Smith Barney building just one block off Main Street in downtown Greenville. For more information, please visit GLOW’s website at www.GreenvilleLightOperaWorks.com


Media Contact:

Jenna Tamisiea, Artistic Director • (864) 593-2000 • jennatamisiea@greenvilleopera.org


Production Details

Play title: Trial by Jury by Gilbert and Sullivan

Play type: Operetta

Dates/Times: November 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8pm; November 14 at 3pm

Location: Centre Stage 501 River Street, Greenville SC 29601

Tickets: Adults ($20), Seniors ($18), Students ($13)

Box Office: (864) 233-6733 Hours are 2-6pm

Tuesday -Friday and two hours before performances

Contact: Jenna Tamisiea, Artistic Director

jennatamisiea@greenvilleopera.org (864) 593-2000

Website: www.GreenvilleLightOperaWorks.com


Production Personnel

Jenna Tamisiea, Director

Christian Elser, Conductor

Marion Sprott, Accompanist

Erin O’Rourke, Production Stage Manager

Bailey Rotenberry, Assistant Stage Manager

Kevin Frazier, Lighting Designer

William Burns, Scenic Designer

Michelle Fleming, Costume Assistant

Wofford Jones, Technical Coordinator


Principal Cast

Lisa Odom, Angelina

Bruce Meahl, The Judge

James Plante, Edwin

Joe Hager, The Counsel

Luke Browder, The Usher

Ray Orr, Foreman of the Jury

Featured Cabaret Singers: Thomas Dickinson, Meredith Reed, Amy Joy-Bailey, Brittnee Siemon, Ashley King, Jonathan Kilpatrick, Sara Magun, Daniel Marlatt and Miriam Jackson

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