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University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society

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Address: 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1265
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The University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society (UMGASS) was founded in 1947 and is the oldest student-run society nationwide dedicated to performing the operettas of Sir William Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.Each year UMGASS brings together students and community members for two fun, fully staged productions of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. UMGASS also produces several outreach productions annually.We’re proud to be a great place for future performing arts professionals as well as a creative outlet for students, professors, and community members of all ages looking to blow off steam and have a great time participating in high-quality productions.

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UMGASS productions are always enjoyable, performed with suitable gusto and humor, if sometimes uneven vocal quality. But that just reminds us that this tradition is a flame... read more

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UMGASS productions are always enjoyable, performed with suitable gusto and humor, if sometimes uneven vocal quality. But that just reminds us that this tradition is a flame lovingly kept burning by a dedicated cadre of wacky music lovers. Lydia Mendelssohn theater is well suited for the intimacy and historical settings of the operas. Often clever well done stage settings and... More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

In this case the local production featuring a blend of amateurs and professionals is everything it can be and then some. Performances are uniformly well delivered and enjoyed.

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Reviewed 3 January 2013

We're spoiled in Ann Arbor, by having so many excellent international performers who come to town. However, some of our local production companies are also excellent. The G&S group is an example of local amateurs and professionals coming together to create a marvelous, fun experience. Performers are consistently very good to excellent. The sets are wonderfully well done. Occasionally there... More 

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Reviewed 13 November 2012

If you have an opportunity to see a G&S show, DON'T MISS IT. While there are amateurs in the productions, there are also professionals and students from the UM Music School. These are great performances, fully professional done. You'll be singing on the way out.

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