'The Sorcerer' coming to Holladay Sept. 3, 4
Holladay Arts presents the third in their annual staged concerts of rarely-done Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. "The Sorcerer," the story of the confusion when an entire town drinks a love potion, will play Sept. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. at Holladay City Hall, 4580 South 2300 East.
Among the sparkling songs are "My name is John Wellington Wells, I'm a dealer in magic and spells" and "You very plain old man, I love you madly." Once again, opera singers and theater favorites from around the valley are lending their voices to this production that keeps all the emotion without the complex costumes and sets that often keeps these wonderful shows from being put on.
Admission is free, but donations are very welcome. Come early on the 4th and enjoy the food and arts of the Holladay Harvest Festival.
Music direction is once again by Donna K.W. Johnson, with direction by Beth Bruner. Wells is being played by Mary Sorensen on Friday, Jacob Bruner on Saturday, with Andrea da Silva, Jim Dale, Jennie Jonsson, Tony Porter and Grant Whitmer as the confused lovers (along with Natasha Humprey (Friday) and Melissa Memmott (Saturday).