Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience


Upcoming Performances

Fri, Aug 2nd - 7:30pm

Sat, Aug 3rd - 7:30pm

Sun, Aug 4th - 3:00pm

Fri, Aug 9th - 7:30pm

Sat, Aug 10th - 7:30pm

Sun, Aug 11th - 3:00pm

Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience

By Arthur Sullivan & W.S. Gilbert

Director J. Michael Bruno
Music Director Christopher Ramaekers

Madison Savoyards presents Patience, an operatic ode to the silliness
of fads, fashion, and Art for Art’s sake, imbued with the brilliant
music of Arthur Sullivan and biting wit of W.S. Gilbert.  Singers and
orchestra take the stage of the Bartell Theatre in downtown Madison
August 2 through 11 to perform this rarely produced, poetic and
aesthetic titillating tale.

In Patience, Madison Savoyards continues to present the core of the
Gilbert & Sullivan corpus, while also finding content that speaks to
audiences today. A show that invokes themes of the vain, pretentious,
and superficial, as well as of simplicity and love, MSL’s Patience
will shed an entertaining and “new light” on our contemporary world.
Satire can be a rapier, cutting into the pretenses of society — in the
20th century sometimes a weapon in the class struggle. The G&S operas
did (and still do!) offer a concerted pushback against the
self-important authority figures who were their constant targets. A
healthy skepticism laced with broad humor can go a long way toward
keeping public officials honest and above-board. Typical of a G&S
work, hilarity, contradictions, and topsy-turvy reversals ensue, all
set to charming melodies, the requisite patter songs, duets and

Performed on the Drury Stage

Ticket prices include Bartell Box Office Fees

Masks are encouraged but not required

Twelfth Night

Now Playing

Thu, Apr 25th at 7:30pm

Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully

Coming Soon

Fri, May 10th at 7:30pm

Bartell Season Announcement 2024-25

Coming Soon

Mon, May 13th at 7:00pm

POTUS, Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

Coming Soon

Thu, May 30th at 7:30pm

CapitalQ Theatre Festival 2024

Coming Soon

Fri, Jun 21st at 7:30pm