Written by Kat Zhou

Alice Newkirk '17, Lorena Benitez '17, Tamsin Jones G4, Julia Belanoff '18, Molly Finlayson '15, and Sophie Welsh '16 performing
Alice Newkirk ’17, Lorena Benitez ’17, Tamsin Jones G4, Julia Belanoff ’18, Molly Finlayson ’15, and Sophie Welsh ’16 performing “Tripping hither, tripping thither.”

Working on any theatrical production is an incredibly demanding endeavor. The end of a run, though sad, brings a little bit of relief. It is a return to normalcy and catching up on schoolwork and sleep. However, it is around this time of the year that I miss working on a show. Fortunately, Arts First was here to bring back light opera to my life.

HRG&SP was delighted to have the opportunity to play in the Science Center Plaza yesterday afternoon. We performed pieces from earlier year, such as “From the sunny spanish shore” from The Gondoliers (performed by Camille Crossot ’16, Rahul Kulka G1, Asia Stewart ’17, and Jack Weyen ’16). Of course, we could not fail to include songs from our most recent production of Iolanthe, including our beautiful fairies’ rendition of “Tripping hither, tripping thither” and the much beloved Lord Chancellor’s (Aaron Slipper ’18) “Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest.” It is even rumored that John Lithgow ’67 attended the performance due to his appreciation of the role of Lord Chancellor.

C. E. Chiemeka Ezie '15, Laura A. Peterson '16, and Brad A. Latilla-Campbell '16 performing the matter patter!
C. E. Chiemeka Ezie ’15, Laura A. Peterson ’16, and Brad A. Latilla-Campbell ’16 performing the matter patter!

Finally, we finished with songs from our upcoming season. Our president Laura A. Peterson ’16 sang H.M.S. Pinafore‘s “Sorry her lot who loves too well,” and we closed with a rapid patter “My eyes are fully open” from Ruddigore. It was all in all a wonderful show, and one that made me quite excited for our next two shows. We hope you had a chance to catch the performance yesterday! If not, see you in the fall for Ruddigore!

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