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Saint Vincent students staging free Gilbert and Sullivan opera April 13-15

Shirley McMarlin
| Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Saint Vincent College Gilbert and Sullivan Players will offer a free production of “The Sorcerer,”  from April 13 to 15 on the Unity campus.
Saint Vincent College Gilbert and Sullivan Players will offer a free production of “The Sorcerer,” from April 13 to 15 on the Unity campus.

Saint Vincent College Gilbert and Sullivan Players will offer a free production of “The Sorcerer,” the first comic collaboration between lyricist W.S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan, from April 13 to 15 on the Unity campus.

Show times will be 7:30 p.m. April 13-14 and 2 p.m. April 15 in the Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center.

Doors will open a half-hour before curtain time for general admission seating.

The two-act comic opera from 1877 seeks to define true love via the following story line, according to a press release:

The sorcerer John Wellington Wells appears on the wedding day of Alexis Pointdextre and Aline Sangazure, offering magic and spells. Alexis asks Wells to create a love potion to slip into the wedding tea, so that all guests can find true love. The potion takes effect, leading to the pairings of comically mismatched couples.

Alexis is played by Zsolt Pamper, a freshman from Budapest, Hungary. Maria Fetty, a sophomore from Pittsburgh, plays Aline. The sorcerer is played by Christopher Paluzzi, a senior from Latrobe.

Director is Cameron Brennan, a junior from East Earl, with assistant director Micaela Kreuzwieser, a sophomore from Canfield, Ohio.

An orchestra will provide music for the production.


Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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