As everything for Pinafore sails to a halt and finals and final projects start ramping up, the HRG&SP board has been busy with our duties. First of all, in the words of Gilbert, “after much debate internal” (and some concerns with rights) we decided on our show for next semester- we will be presenting Kiss Me, Kate! This will be the first non-Gilbert and Sullivan show that HRG&SP will have done in over a decade and we are excited to have a show from the golden age of Broadway musicals, one in the style of G&S shows. While we will by no means be replacing the G&S canon we perform with non-G&S shows, this will be a fun opportunity for our organization to branch out, and a chance for people who might not be familiar with Gilbert and Sullivan but are enthusiastic about musical theater to join us by becoming involved in our organization or seeing our shows. We are looking forward to this venture next semester, and then to getting back to G&S as usual next fall and the spring after that.

Now give three cheers and one cheer more- we also recently welcomed Ava, Ben, Clarissa, and Mary onto our board of directors! We are so excited to have them join us and are really looking forward to seeing the perspectives and ideas that they bring to HRG&SP, and where they help lead the organization from here. The board of directors is getting ready to elect a new team of executive officers, so this is my last blog post as president, and I must say I am honored to have served as the leader of such a great organization, full of so many talented, funny, and kind people. And though before my fall I was captain of it all, I will again be a member of the crew- in the meantime, however, I will be working on my final projects and continuing to get ready for the exciting semester ahead!

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