The Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society has spent the last 30-plus years bringing musical theatre to the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
The G & S, as it has become known, is a stalwart of high quality amateur theatre. The productions, whether light opera, English pantomime or broadway musical, are hilarious, fast-paced fun. They’re almost as enjoyable to watch as they are to perform.
If you’d like to know more about the G & S, its shows, or how to get involved, read on.
Founded in 1983, The first performance was a concert version of Yeomen of the Guard, which was presented at St. Cuthberts Church as a fundraiser for the church. With some financial assistance from founding members, we began to perform complete operettas.
Today we are a charitable organization dedicated to performing all 14 works of G&S. Our membership comes from all walks of life.
Sometimes, when time and money permit, we produce a more traditional musical, like The Pajama Game or Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
However, each and every year during the Christmas season we stage a traditional British Panto with a cast of approximately 30 adults, youths and children. For many, this is their first exposure to musical theatre.
In all of our productions the emphasis is on fun. As a community theatre society, we know how lucky we are to have a group of talented, dedicated individuals commit their time and effort to our shows. We want to make everyone’s experience a blast. And we must be doing something right; we’ve been going for three decades!