“Fairies, Felons & Frivolities”, a Gilbert & Sullivan Society cabaret show returns TONIGHT to Crown Hill Center, Ballard. Radio icon and Savoyard, Dave Ross, pictured center, hosts. Lead soprano, Jenny Shotwell, far right, wows audience.
SLIDESHOW & UPDATE- Tickets still available for tonight's Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society's spring cabaret at Crown Hill Center
Lead soprano Jenny Shotwell captures crowd at last night's performance
UPDATE: Saturday morning, March 24
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You still have an opportunity tonight, the second of a two-night run, to experience Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society's spring cabaret at Crown Hill Center.
Based on audience reaction last night, tonight, too, promises to be a world-class treat in Ballard's own backyard as the G&S Society delivers an eclectic collection of patter songs, romance, onstage hijinks, and characters, too, at Crown Hill.
Long-time ensemble member and Seattle talk show icon Dave Ross, KIRO-FM radio host, would be the first to admit he is a character, and quite the curmudgeon as usual. The Savoyard is joined on stage at times by his grinning daughter, Caitlin. He does have a serious side when it comes to supporting and fundraising for the Society.
Enthusiastic lead soprano Jenny Shotwell enchants the audience as always. Some quipped that the aging ceiling at Crown Hall might crumble when she hits her high notes. But so far, so good.
“Fairies, Felons & Frivolities”, a cabaret-style show hosted by KIRO-FM radio icon Dave Ross for the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society comes to the Crown Hill Center on Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24.
The evening includes raffle prizes and the auctioning off what they describe as "supernumerary parts" of their upcoming annual major summer show, Gilbert * Sullivan's "Iolanthe" or "The Peer and the Peri" running three weeks in July at the Bagley Wright Theater at Seattle Center.
Crown Hill Center is located at 9250 14th Avenue N.W. Doors open 7:00 p.m. Show starts 7:30 p.m. Tickets still available AT THE DOOR, $35 each, or $65 for two, includes dessert, beverages and wine.
For more information on the Crown Hill Center gala, and on the Iolanthe production, visit: www.pattersong.org
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