Valley Light Opera Production History

2016

 
The Messiah by Georg Friedrich Händel (community sing)
Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley, MA
March 20
Iolanthe by 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
Dec. 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, Hadley
Dec. 14
The Yeomen of the Guard by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton
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
Dec. 15
H.M.S. Pinafore by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton
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 Center
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 Lehár
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