Gilbert and Sullivan at High Mowing

Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:41AM

High Mowing School will present “The Sorcerer” by Gilbert and Sullivan as this year’s annual spring musical. Performances will be May 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pine Hill Waldorf School auditorium, 77 Pine Hill Drive, Wilton. Tickets will be sold at the door, $12 for adults and $8 for students.

Every grade at Pine Hill Waldorf School (1st-8th) and High Mowing School (9th-12th) puts on an annual class play with all students participating in it (both onstage and behind the scenes). Each spring High Mowing puts on a musical, and all of their students are encouraged to try out for it. Many students will take part in the production, whether they are on stage, building sets, or involved with the tech and lighting crew. Director Dale Coye carefully selects a musical that will best fit the unique talents of each year’s students. Dr. Coye brings his experience from the Raylynmor Opera Company of Keene and his years at Princeton University to make this an unforgettable evening of musical comedy.

This year’s musical will be “The Sorcerer,” famed British comic writing duo Gilbert and Sullivan’s first full-length comic opera. Although not as well known as the “The Mikado,” “H.M.S Pinafore,” or “The Pirates of Penzance,” the play is a comic gem, boasting some of Sullivan’s best melodies. The action is a typical example of Gilbert’s topsy-turvy world. Alexis, the son of the local baronet, is about to marry, and is convinced that everyone in the village should be as happy in love as he is. From a London sorcerer, Alexis buys a love-at-first-sight magic potion which he slips into the tea served at the wedding feast. Everyone falls asleep and wakes up to fall in love with–the wrong person! Confusion abounds! See the show Thursday, Friday or Saturday, May 4, 5 or 6 at 7:30 p.m. to find out what happens, and how it all turns out.