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The Company’s 2016 production dropped us into a medieval fairy tale world where every word uttered was in blank verse. The eponymous Princess Ida marshaled her troops under the exquisite direction of Shane Valenzi, the sure baton of Matthew Sheppard, frolicking in, on and around the striking sets of Vicki Granacki, while wearing the imaginative […]

The Company’s 2015 production took us to the Tower of London. Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard marched into the University of Chicago’s Mandel Hall with the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra in the pit and supertitles of the lyrics above the stage. Praised by the Hyde Park Herald as “witty, engaging, true […]

The Company’s 2014 Production took us to the deck of the H.M.S. Pinafore, a ship of Her Majesty’s Royal Navy, on March 14-16, 2014. Audiences enjoyed a lively and lovely production thanks to the teamwork of music director Robert Whalen, stage director Charlie Marie McGrath, ptoducer Nancy Levner, set designer Vicki Granacki, and a sea-worthy […]

Our 2013 Production took us to the rocky cliffs of England where the ship of the Pirates of Penzance has run aground. Audiences at the March 15-17, 2013 performances were treated to director Thrisa Hodits’ and conductor Robert Whalen’s humorous interpretation of this popular G&S classic, with scenic design by Vicki Granacki. This year, in […]