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Our Next Show – Trial by Jury – January 2020

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Tasmania is very happy to announce the Director for our forthcoming show Trial by Jury will be Dr. Tony Sprent.

Tony sings for the TSO Chorus. Tony made his debut in Mt Isa in South Pacific in 1964 and later when he directed a production of The Importance of Being Earnest at Gowrie Park. He has had considerable experience with chorus and solo performances in Trial by Jury , Donizetti’s Elixir of Love , Verdi’s Tosca , La Traviata , and Don Kay’s The Bushranger’s Lover . Tony is very excited to take on the Director role and is keen for a traditional performance in a modern setting.

As in previous years, the venue will be Court #1 at the Supreme Court of Tasmania in Salamanca Place, Hobart.

The first Friday in January is the 3rd and as there is insufficient rehearsal time between New Years Day and the first Friday, the season will commence on Friday January 10 and run for four weekends. There will be two performances on each Friday and Saturday evening, at 6pm and 7pm. Performance dates are January 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and February 1.

We will be rehearsing Thursday evenings from October 31 through to mid December.

If you wish to express your interest in being in the cast, please send an email to rsvp@gilbertandsullivantas.org.au . Please provide your name and contact details and advise what role you are interested in, whether it be a member of the chorus or a lead role.

If you know other singers who would like to be in Trial by Jury but have not yet expressed interest in being in the show, please forward this email to them and ask that they register ASAP by sending an email to rsvp@gilbertandsullivantas.org.au .

Come join us, it will be a lot of fun!


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