valley light opera production history

2018

My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton, MA. November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12.

The Mikado by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan (pub sing). Northampton Brewery, Northampton, MA. April 9

2017

The Gondoliers by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan (pub sing). MiTierra Restaurant, Hadley, MA. March 28

2016

Ruddigore by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton, MA. November 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

The Messiah by Georg Friedrich Handel (community sing). Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley, MA. March 20

Iolanthe by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan (pub sing). MiTierra Restaurant, Hadley, MA. March 10

2015

Cox and Box by F.C. Burnand and Arthur Sullivan. Theater 14 on the Smith College Campus, First Night, Northampton, MA. December 31.

Brigadoon by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe. Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton, MA
November 7, 8, 13, 14, 15

Pineapple Poll by Sir Charles Mackerras with music from Gilbert and Sullivan operas. Collaborative performance with Amherst Ballet. Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton, MA. June 26, 27, 28

The Zoo by Arthur Sullivan and Bolton Rowe. Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton, MA. June 26, 27, 28

The Pirates of Penzance by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan (pub sing). Amherst Brewing Company. Mar. 15

2014

Messiah by G. F. Handel (community sing). Wesley United Methodist Church. Dec. 14

The Yeomen of the Guard by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton, MA. Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

The Mikado by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan (pub sing). Amherst Brewing Company. Aug. 22

H.M.S. Pinafore by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. New England Youth Theater, Brattleboro, VT. Apr. 26, 27

2013

Trial by Jury by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Hallie Flanagan Studio Theater of the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, Smith College. Dec. 31

Messiah by G. F. Handel (community sing). Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley, MA. Dec. 15

H.M.S. Pinafore by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Academy of Music Theatre. Nov. 9, 10, 15, 16, 17

The Gondoliers by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan (community sing). Hadley Congregational Church, Hadley. July 13

Trial by Jury by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan and The D’Oyly Show. Amherst, South Hadley, Brattleboro. Apr. 11, 12, 13

2012

Messiah by G. F. Handel (community sing) Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley
Dec. 16 Patience by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton
Nov. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 Haddon Hall by Sydney Grundy and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School
Mar. 18

2011

Messiah by G. F. Handel (community sing). Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley. Dec. 18

The Sorcerer by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional High School. Nov. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

The Zoo by Bolton Rowe and Arthur Sullivan - sponsored by Agawam Cultural Council Agawam Senior. Apr. 8

The Valley Light Opera Salutes the Amherst Survival Center. Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium. Apr. 1

2010

Iolanthe by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium. Nov. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

Parody of Parodies - VLO Program for Hadassah, Northampton-Amherst Chapter. Lander-Grinspoon Academy, Northampton. Apr. 18

Messiah by G. F. Handel (community sing). First Congregational Church, Amherst. Mar. 28

35th Anniversary Gala Celebration. Campus Center Auditorium, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Mar. 13

Amherst Club's Love Notes 2010, VLO Participation. Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College. Feb. 14

2009

The Pirates of Penzance by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium. Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1, 6, 7, 8

The Valley Light Opera Celebrates Amherst's 250th. Jewish Community of Amherst. June 21

The Beauty Stone by Arthur Wing Pinero, Joseph Comyns Carr and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium. Mar. 7

2008

Princess Ida by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium. Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

Parody of Parodies Agawam Public Library. Oct. 10

The Emerald Isle by Basil Hood, Arthur Sullivan and Edward German. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium. Mar. 8

2007

The Mikado by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium. Nov. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10

Parody of Parodies Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium. Mar. 19

2006

The Gondoliers by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium.
Nov. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11

The Chieftain by F. C. Burnand and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium.
Mar. 4

2005

The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar, in a new English version by Michael Greenebaum. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium. Nov. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12

All at Sea (a Gilbert & Sullivan Dream) by David Stevens and Harvey Worthington Loomis. Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium (excerpts): Feb. 24. Campus Center Auditorium, University of Massachusetts Amherst: Mar. 11 (30th Anniversary Celebration)

2004

Ruddigore by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium. Nov. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13

The Rose of Persia by Basil Hood and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium. Feb. 26, 28

2003

H.M.S. Pinafore by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium. Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15

The Topsy-Turvy World of Gilbert and Sullivan (Trial by Jury and selections from other G&S operas). Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium. Feb. 27, 28

2002

The Yeomen of the Guard by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium. Nov. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9

Trial by Jury by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, and selections from other G&S operas. Mark's Meadow School Auditorium, Amherst. Mar. 7

2001

The Grand Duke by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium. Nov. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10

2000

Iolanthe by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium. Nov. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11. 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration Campus Center Auditorium, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Mar. 18

1999

The Pirates of Penzance by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 Messiah by G. F. Handel (community sing) First Congregational Church, Amherst
Mar. 28 Spring Show '99 Selections from Pirates; Anna Russell on coloraturas; P.D.Q. Bach's Serenude, madrigals, The Seasonings
Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium
Feb. 27

1998

Patience by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 Messiah by G. F. Handel (community sing) First Congregational Church, Amherst
Apr. 5 Spring Show '98 Fanfare for the Women; selections from Patience; Anna Russell on G&S; P.D.Q. Bach's Oedipus Tex
Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium
Mar. 5, 6

1997

The Vagabond King by Rudolf Friml Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 The Foundling by Mary A. Finn and Robert Weingart (excerpts) Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Feb. 27

1996

The Mikado by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 The Pirates of Penzance by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan (read-through) Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Feb. 27

1995

Messiah by G. F. Handel (community sing) First Congregational Church, Amherst
Dec. 17 Princess Ida by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 A 20th Year Celebration selections from the operas of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Mar. 14

1994

Messiah by G. F. Handel (community sing) First Congregational Church, Amherst
Dec. 18 Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach in a new English translation by James Ellis
Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 The Zoo by Arthur Sullivan and Bolton Rowe Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Feb. 23, Mar. 13

1993

Messiah by G. F. Handel (community sing) First Congregational Church, Amherst
Dec. 19 H.M.S. Pinafore by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 A Wealth of Possibilities selections from G&S and other light operas
Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Feb. 25

1992

The Gondoliers by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 Places, Please! by Benjamin Keaton Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Feb. 29

1991

Ruddigore by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 Thespis by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan recreated by Jonathan Strong, orchestration by John Dreslin
The Academy of Music, Northampton
Mar. 8, 9, 10

1990

The Yeomen of the Guard by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 Fifteenth Anniversary Concert selections from the operas of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Mar. 11

1989

The Pirates of Penzance by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 El Capitan by John Philip Sousa and Charles Klein Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Feb. 24

1988

The Sorcerer by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 The Grand Duke by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Feb. 25, 27, 28

1987

The Mikado by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 The True Story of Cinderella by Warren Martin Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Feb. 17

1986

Iolanthe by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 Lost Gilbert and Sullivan Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Feb. 25

1985

Utopia (Limited) by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 Cox and Box by Arthur Sullivan and F. C. Burnand Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Feb. 26

1984

Trial by Jury and H.M.S. Pinafore by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 The Sorcerer by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Mar. 9, 10, 11

1983

Patience by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 Zing, Boom, Aye! (a musical potpourri) St. Brigid's Parish Hall, Amherst
July 29, 30 The Prodigal Son by Arthur Sullivan (oratorio) Bowker Auditorium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Apr. 24 An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan, plus The Zoo Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Mar. 13

1982

Ruddigore by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 Trial by Jury by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium: Feb. 11
Congregation B'nai Israel, Northampton: Mar. 7
University Women: Mar. 19
Sturbridge Village (Conference): May 5
Springfield: July 4

1981

Princess Ida by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14

1980

The Gondoliers by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan Amherst Regional Junior High School Auditorium
Mar. 14

1979

The Pirates of Penzance by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10

1978

The Yeomen of the Guard by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 3, 4, 10, 11

1977

The Mikado by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 9, 10, 11, 12

1976

Iolanthe by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 10, 11, 12, 13

1975

H.M.S. Pinafore by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Nov. 7, 8