The Early Years (1906 - 1940)

A joint production with The Ottawa Little Theatre

1939 - 1940

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

1938 - 1939

The Gondoliers

1937 - 1938

Glee Club concert

1936 - 1937

The Pirates of Penzance

1935 - 1936

H.M.S. Pinafore

1934 - 1935

The Ginger Bread Man

1933 - 1934

The Spring Maid

1932 - 1933

The Chocolate Soldier

1931 - 1932

Princess Bonnie

1930 - 1931

The Rose of Tokyo

Stationed in the Orient, far from his financee Molly, Reggie Fairfax, RN, finds himself lonely for feminine company. He begins to spend much of his free time at the Tea House of Ten Thousand Joys which is run by Chinaman Wun-Hi. There he meets the lovely geisah O Mimosa San with whom he builds a friendship. The relationship does not go unnoticed by the Lady Constance Wynne who contacts Molly, telling her she had better come to the Orient as quickly as possible. The local overlord Marquis Imari, who also fancies Momosa, orders the teahouse be closed and that the girls be sold off.

In an attempt to attract her husband while dressed as a geisha, Molly gets caught in the auction where Lady Constance successfully outbids Imari for Momosa before she notices that the Marquis now has his eye on Molly. With the help of Mimosa and the British entourage, Molly is rescued and the French interpreter Juliette ends up being married to the Marquis in her place. (Resource: Ganzl, Kurt, Musicals, Carlton Books Limited, 1995.)

1929 - 1930

The Geisha

1928 - 1929

Choral Recitals and Concerts

1927 - 1928

The Prince of Pilsen

1926 - 1927

Merrie England

1925 - 1926

The Mountebanks

Based on the French play Don César de Bazan, The Yeomen of the Guard is the story of a blindfolded young woman who is married to a man condemnded to die, but who conveniently does not succumb to this fate.

1924 - 1925

The Yeomen of the Guard

North American Premiere

1923 - 1924

The Rebel Maid

1922 - 1923

The Princess of Kensington

1921 - 1922

Tom Jones

1920 - 1921

Merrie England

1919 - 1920

The Gondoliers

Based on the French play Don César de Bazan, The Yeomen of the Guard is the story of a blindfolded young woman who is married to a man condemnded to die, but who conveniently does not succumb to this fate.

1918 - 1919

The Yeomen of the Guard

ACT I - An Arcadian Landscape

Iolanthe, a fairy, has been banished by the Queen of Fairies because she has married a mortal, but at the intercession of her sister fairies, the Queen is persuaded to recall her. It appears that she had a son, Strephon, a "Shepherd of Arcadee", now about twenty-five years old, who is engaged to Phyllis, a Ward in Chancery. But the Lord Chancellor has other views about the disposition of his ward, and confesses to the other Peers that he is himself in love with Phyllis. The latter is summoned and confesses that she is in love with the "Shepherd of Arcadee", and Strephon, having been refused permission by the Lord Chancellor to marry his sweetheart, takes his sad case to his mother. In the interview, Iolanthe vaguely hints that there is a misty connection between her son and the Lord Chancellor. As Iolanthe and her son talk together, Lord Tolloller and Lord Mountararat, rivals for Phyllis' hand, appear with Phyllis between them. She listens in jealous dismay to the conversation between her lover and his fairymother, who appears to be about seventeen. In despair, she says that she will marry either of the two lords, Mountararat or Tolloller, leaving to them the decision as to which is shall be. There follows a chorus of the Peers who scoff at Strephon's absurd story that he, a man of twenty-five, has a mother who is only seventeen; but the Queen, furious at the Peers' incredulity, announces to them her fairyhood, and declares that Strephon shall avenge the insult to herself and to her subjects by going into Parliament.

ACT II - Palace Yard, Westminster

The second act opens with Private Willis on sentry duty before Westminster Hall. The fairies enter singing.

The Lord Chancellor meanwhile has allowed his legal mind to persuade his conscience that he himself may propose to one of his own wards; but at this point, Iolanthe makes an appeal on behalf of her son, reveals herself as the former wife of the Lord Chancellor, and Strephon is found to be his son. The complications arising out of this announcement are speedily and happily resolved by the legal dexterity of the Lord Chancellor.

1917 - 1918


1906 - 1916

Glee Club Recitals and Concerts

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