A Fairy Queen Welcome

Written by Laura Peterson

Welcome!

We are so excited that the Iolanthe process is underway and that rehearsals are in full swing. I have already met so many new people in just a few short weeks, and it warms my heart to see our community growing. HRG&SP has provided a home for me throughout my entire time at Harvard, and I look forward to sharing my love and joy for Gilbert & Sullivan with the new members of our community.

This semester I am thrilled to be playing the Queen of the Fairies in Iolanthe. The Queen of the Fairies is a great role because I get to interact with so many other characters throughout the course of the show and thus build relationships on and off the stage. Under the direction of our directors Chiemeka Ezie and Sam Wu, the show will be amazing and not one to miss!

Last weekend was our first sing through of the show. The whole cast and board gathered as Sam accompanied us through all of the musical parts of the operetta. Because we were sight-reading, there were lots of missed cues and lots of laughter, and an all-around good time was had.