The Gondoliers (2017)


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“The Gondoliers”

Produced December 7, 1889.

Two just-married Venetian gondoliers are informed by the Grand Inquisitor that one of them has just become the King of “Barataria”, but only their foster mother, presently at large, knows which one. As Barataria needs a king to put down unrest in the country, they travel there to reign jointly, leaving their wives behind in Venice until the old lady can be interviewed. It turns out that the king was wed in infancy to the beautiful daughter of the Spanish Duke of Plaza Toro, and so it seems he is an unintentional bigamist. Of course, the beautiful daughter is in love with a common servant! When the young Spaniard and the two Venetian wives all show up wanting to know which of them is queen, complications arise. No worries: The true identity of the king is revealed, and all is combed out spectacularly well by the end.



The Duke of Plaza-Toro (A Grandee of Spain) Rob Patrick
Luiz, his Attendant (His Attendant) Tom Hamann
Don Alhambra del Bolera (The Grand Inquisitor) Jason Weed
Marco Palmieri (Venetian Gondolier) Jacob Mott
Giuseppe Palmieri (Venetian Gondolier) John Kost
Antonio (Venetian Gondolier) David Ridley
Francesco (Venetian Gondolier) Carl Dahlquist
Giorgio (Venetian Gondolier) Laurence Cox
Annibale (Venetian Gondolier) Robbie Estebrook
The Duchess of Plaza-Toro Karen Shurtluff
Casilda (her daughter) Becca Stuhlbarg
Gianetta (Contadine) Lindsey Lefler
Tessa (Contadine) Sheryl Wood
Fiametta (Contadine) Mandee Light
Vittoria (Contadine) Sara Rivara
Giulia (Contadine) Jani VanPelt
Inez (The King’s Foster-Mother) Sara Rivara


Aurea Ross Taylor
Bryna Montgomery
Catherine Huard
Gabrielle Widman
Lynda Person-Patrick

 Ladies in Black

Jan Rosenthal
Phyllis Brinkerhoff
Phyllis Fort


Allen Denison
Dom Davis
Kevin Lay
Linh Nguyen
Michael McGee
Rawdon Taylor


David Smith
Dennis Kelly
James Montgomery


Director Dennis Britten
Musical Director Dr. Linda Smith
Musical Assistant Mele Howland
Producer David Smith
Stage Manager Dennis Freeze
Prop Mistress/Master
Lighting Justin Campbell
House Manager Chuck Weed
Accompanist Dr. Linda Smith
Costumes Lucy Tait
Set Joe Rosenthal
Program and Web Site Sheryl Wood
Posters Samantha Hughes
Logo Tony Smith