Musical Theatre and Opera Ensemble to present Gilbert and Sullivan music

ANGOLA, Ind. – Popular and memorable theater tunes will be performed during Trine University's "A Night of Gilbert and Sullivan." The concert is free.

Trine's Musical Theatre and Opera Ensemble is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Furth Annex, 205 W. Maumee St. The performance will feature Trine students in semi-staged scenes from "H.M.S. Pinafore," "Pirates from Penzance" and "The Mikado" with piano.

"The operettas developed by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan have been a beloved staple of the theatrical repertoire for well over a century," said Ashlee Bickley, ensemble director. "Trine's vocal music students have been challenged vocally and dramatically while preparing to bring excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan's output to Angola."

The students of the Musical Theatre and Opera Ensemble are freshmen Bonnie Alexander of Avon and August Buehrer of Angola, sophomores Elyse Buehrer of Angola and Tyler Marx of Waterville, Ohio, and juniors Joshua Marty of Clyde, Ohio, and Brandon Sarasin of South Bend. The ensemble is accompanied by Jeri Mow.