Stock image

FVGSS holds auditions for musical ‘Iolanthe’

Two audition dates set on Jan. 11 in North Delta or Jan. 14 in Surrey

Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society is holding auditions for their spring show, Iolanthe.

The auditions take place Jan. 11 at St. Cuthbert’s Church, 11601 82 Ave. in North Delta, and Jan. 14 at Valley View Funeral Home, 14644 72 Ave. in Surrey.

Participants are asked to prepare two contrasting songs, preferably with one song from Iolanthe. A pianist will be available. Some may also be asked to give an additional reading, or attend a group choreography session.

The play follows the story of Iolanthe, a fairy, who has married a mortal. For this crime, she was exiled by the Queen of the Fairies, and has lived at the bottom of a pond for 20 years.

Her son, Strephon, who is half fairy and half mortal, has grown up as a shepherd. He wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward in Chancery.

She loves him, but does not know he is half fairy. Of course the Lords of Chancery all love Phyllis and want to have her for themselves. Does Iolanthe get released from her exile? Does Strephon tell the truth about his family history? Who gets Phyllis?

Artistic direction for Iolanthe is by Jacqollyne Keath, choreography is by Lyne Hawryzki and co-production managers are Barbie Warwick and Ann Meitz.

To set up an appointment, email fvgssproducer@gmail.com. Additional information is available online at fvgss.org.

Just Posted

Mixed emotions on Surrey’s Strip as homeless begin moving into modular units

Some in the area are hopeful as 160 transitional homes open, while others say the plan is ‘containment, not a solution’

Langley area curlers: ‘Great’ ambassadors of the sport

Several athletes who play out of Langley Curling Centre were lauded for efforts on and off the ice.

Surrey mayor’s state of city address back on at Sheraton

New date for mayor’s fourth annual address, hosted by the Surrey Board of Trade, is September 19

Cloverdale’s June Market Days to be bigger than ever

More than 90 vendors will line 176 Street for event this Saturday

VIDEO: BC Housing provides update as homeless move into Surrey modular homes

In all, 160 people are being moved from Surrey streets and shelters into temporary modular suites

VIDEO: In Surrey, ‘The Magic Flute’ opera has makings of ‘modern-day superhero movie’

Show director Dolores Scott raves about young talent in weekend production at Surrey Arts Centre

Senate officially passes Canada’s marijuana legalization bill

Bill C-45 now moves to royal assent, which is the final step in the legislative process

Mosquitoes out in full force already? Blame the weather

But a B.C. mosquito expert says the heat wave will help keep the pests at bay

Man pleads not guilty in 1987 slayings of B.C. couple

William Talbott of SeaTac was arraigned Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border – but with parents

Move would ease rules that limit how much time minors can be held with their parents

Without a big data strategy, Canadians at risk of being ‘data cows’

Presentation said artificial intelligence could give Facebook and Amazon even more power

Five B.C. families stuck in Japan as Canada refuses visas for adopted babies

Lawyer points to change in American policy around adoptions from Japan

It may be ‘lights, camera, action!’ for talented B.C. doctor

Rob Forde is waiting to hear if he’ll become The Basement Doctor in his own reality show

Fake attempted abduction not funny to B.C. neighbourhood residents

Two teenage boys won’t face criminal charges after scaring girl

Most Read