by Gilbert & Sullivan Austin

Jun. 13 - Jun. 23, 2019

Gilbert & Sullivan Austin presents as its 2019 Summer Grand Production "Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri." Nine performances will be performed at the Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School, June 13-23. “Iolanthe” is a fanciful comedy that presents a topsy-turvy love story involving fairies and members of the House of Lords – a political fairy tale that only Gilbert & Sullivan could conceive, and which will delight Austin audiences of all ages.


Feature by Briana Stallings, Austin Chronicle, June 20, 2019

Audio feature: "Eklektikos" with John Aielli, KUT-FM

Audio feature: Diane Donovan interviews artistic director Rafe McPhail and music director Dr. Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, KMFA-FM




GSA Artistic Director Ralph MacPhail, Jr. returns for his 18th season. Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, returns for his 22nd season as Music Director, and will conduct the Gillman Light Opera Orchestra. Bill Hatcher returns as Production Manager.

(via G&S Austin)


First performed in 1882, “Iolanthe” is the seventh of fourteen operatic collaborations by Gilbert and Sullivan. It is universally regarded as one of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s most beautiful scores - a high water mark in terms of music, wit, cleverness, and color – with incredible choruses, wonderful solos and orchestration beyond compare. Peers, British noblemen and honorable members of Parliament encounter Peris, lovelorn fairies from a golden glen – a collision of powerful mortals with feet of clay and immortal beings wielding magic wands. The result - havoc is wreaked in the House of Lords!

All performances will have supertitles.



Performed by

The Lord Chancellor

Arthur DiBianca

Lord Mountararat

Sam Johnson

Lord Tolloler

Dalton Flake

Private Willis

Russell Gregory


Holton Johnson

Queen of the Fairies

Bethany Ammon


Shelby Schisler


Corinna Browning


Janette Jones


Leann Fryer


Angela Irving

Soprano Chorus

Amy Selby

Soprano Chorus

Courtney Katzmeyer

Soprano Chorus

Sofia Follman

Soprano Chorus

Stefanie Taylor

Soprano Chorus

Jasmine Groff

Mezzo Chorus

Chrishawn Michelle Floyd

Mezzo Chorus

Linda Grace Perez

Mezzo Chorus

Noelle Marie Forestal

Mezzo Chorus

Tess Jackson

Mezzo Chorus

Abbie Brown

Tenor Chorus

Andy Fleming

Tenor Chorus

Brett Hardy

Tenor Chorus

Garrett Cordes

Tenor Chorus

Ian Stillwell

Tenor Chorus

Jeffrey C. Brister

Bass Chorus

Frederick Bothwell III

Bass Chorus

Jay Young

Bass Chorus

Julius Young

Bass Chorus

Matthew Leary

The Lord Chancellor's Train Bearer

Royanne Kelly (Mom Carol)

It is a superb cast indeed!

by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Gilbert & Sullivan Austin

June 13 - June 23, 2019
Brentwood Christian School
11908 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX, 78753

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays  and on second Saturday, June 22

Worley Barton Theatre at Brentwood Christian School