The McAdo
by Gilbert & Sullivan Austin

Feb. 01 - Feb. 02 (2020)


It’s the show you love, in a brand new setting! 

The Mikado has been moved to the highlands of Scotland and becomes The McAdo. Gilbert’s libretto and Sullivan’s score will be kept virtually intact, while the scenery and costumes will reflect the Scottish moors. It’s a farcical tale of a wand’ring minstrel, a cowardly executioner, an iron-fisted ruler, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater! 

Stage director Michelle Haché returns after directing “Princess Ida in Concert” in 2019 and “The Gondoliers” in 2016. Michelle  starred in “Princess Ida” in 2013 and “The Yeomen of the Guard” in 2010. 

Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, returning for his 23rd season as music director, will conduct the Gillman Light Opera Orchestra.

Bill Hatcher returns as production manager. 





Gilbert & Sullivan Austin Auditions for Grand Production of “The McAdo”

Saturday, February 1, 2020; callbacks  Sunday, February 2


2020 Summer Grand Production
June 11 - 21 | 9 Performances

Deadline to sign up is noon, Friday, January 31, 2020.

All roles are open.

Those considered for principal roles will be asked to read dialogue and sing selected musical cuts as part of our initial audition process. Please perform all sides in dialect; British Received Pronunciation (RP) or Scottish (preferred.) All sides and musical cuts are provided on the auditions page. 

Auditions are approximately ten minutes long and are by appointment only. All performers will be compensated.

Email Sarah Slaughter at to reserve a time slot or call her at 806-557-0306 (7 am - 8pm).


Forms and information are also available at 

Those auditioning should memorize a song from Gilbert & Sullivan or something similar (aria or art song, English preferred) that will show the voice and range to best advantage. It is mandatory to provide a copy of the music for the accompanist. Please note that no unaccompanied (a cappella) or self-accompanied auditions will be heard. An accompanist will be provided, but singers are welcome to bring their own if they wish.

Gilbert & Sullivan Austin

PO Box 684542 / Austin, Texas / 78768-4542 512-472-4772 /