Monday, June 18, 2012
Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society production, Yeomen of the Guard
Anyway, Marie and I went to see "The Yeomen of the Guard" presented by the Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan society at the Arts Cape theater on Saturday evening. I had already attended their first dress rehearsal and costume check and a non-dress rehearsal last Saturday. This time it was different in that the auditorium was full and there was applause after each song, much nicer. How these performers manage to stay enthusiastic for months on end while preparing for opening night is beyond me. Talk about perseverance.
Marie isn't English speaking, she's Afrikaans, which makes it a little more difficult for her to keep track of the singing in relation to the dialog but she somehow got the gist of the story and managed to follow. So nice to see the wonder on her face while she lost herself in the production.
I did in fact invite another blogging friend with the intention of asking her to help me write a blog post supplemented with my photographs, but she was in Johannesburg for Father's Day. I did have an ulterior motive though, you see she wants to get into singing and dancing, so my thinking was to introduce her to the cast and members of the Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Oh well, it didn't happen.
I only got two tickets to the production, so her being unavailable was actually a blessing in that I was able to attend, otherwise it would have been her and Marie while I sat at home and missed the whole thing. Marie decided to write about her experience on her blog and this is the result: Marie's Blog Pretty good actually since she's not English speaking and relatively new to blogging. Well done Marie, I'm proud of you.
Me? Well I really did enjoy the finished product and recommend attending this particular production very highly. What better way to woo a lady than to take her to see a live stage presentation of a love story?
My thanks and blessings go to the cast and crew of the Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society, you have produced an outstanding opera, well done, Geoff.