Valley Light Opera’s “Pirates of Penzance” Comes to YouTube

Did you miss the Valley Light Opera fall production of Pirates of Penzance? You can still watch it – on YouTube! On Saturday, March 26th at 7:30 PM the Valley Light Opera is premiering its recording of the November 2021 production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic Pirates of Penzance; or, the Slave…

Tickets Now on Sale for Valley Light Opera’s “Pirates of Penzance”

Come and join the Valley Light Opera for their November 2021 production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic Pirates of Penzance; or, the Slave of Duty at The Academy of Music in Northampton. Pirates tells the story of Frederic, apprenticed at an early age to a band of pirates, who is torn between his duty…

‘The Sorcerer’ Brings the Magic of Gilbert and Sullivan to Life for a New Generation

Perhaps the most interesting thing about Valley Light Opera is their dedication and tenacity. Each year a constantly shifting group of community members come together in Amherst to celebrate a different era, this time choosing Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer to put on their stage. Since it is a neglected…

REVIEW: Town Players Present “Trial By Jury”

by Gail M. Burns, October, 2006 A lot of attention has been paid recently to the blossoming professional theatre scene in Berkshire County and its environs. We are indeed blessed with a great deal of excellent theatre, but we mustn’t become so star struck that we ignore the existence of…

REVIEW: “The Mikado” at the Weston Playhouse

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2006 In true Gilbertian fashion I will give this review two titles: Don’t Mess With My Mikado or Wha’ Happened?? I went to see The Mikado at the Weston Playhouse for fun, not as a theatre critic, but since it turned out to be one of the worst Mikados I’ve…

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