Video Clips

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Never mind the why and wherefore
I am the very model of a modern Major-General
Tom Lehrer performing "The Elements" to the tune of "I am the very model of a modern Major General." The YouTube clip has been cleverly animated to show the elements joining their place on the table as they are sung.

Anna Russell lectures on how to write your own Gilbert & Sullivan opera. (This clip is part 1.)

Artistic Director Ralph MacPhail, Jr. previews the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin's 2012 Grand Summer Production of "Patience, or Bunthorne's Bride". 9 performances, June 7-17, 2012, at the Brentwood Christian School Performing Arts Center, 11908 N. Lamar. "Patience" is one of the most lyrical and laugh-filled of the Gilbert & Sullivan operas. It satirizes the "aesthetic craze" of the Victorian era with wit, charm, poetry, and a delightfully complicated love triangle. Beautiful music, memorable characters, and colorful costumes and sets will captivate all ages. Tickets can also be purchased online at or by calling 512.474.5664.
Ruddigore Numbers

A behind the scenes look at the Tabard Theatre: Chiswick's upcoming production of 'The Pirates of Penzance'.
When the foeman bares his steel

Gilbert and Sullivan's raucous operatic tale is captured in all its fun and glory in this production, recorded live at Central Park's Delacorte Theater. Kevin Kline sparkles as the swashbuckling and libidinous Pirate King while Linda Ronstadt makes her theatrical debut as the lovely and virginal Mabel. When Mabel and Frederic, a young pirate bound to serve the Pirate King, fall in love, complications arise and high spirited antics ensue. The incomparable cast offers the best in this boisterous romp.
Finale, Act II
Poor wand'ring one

The Smothers Brothers with the Boston Pops from the Mid 1980s.
Yeomen of the Guard Numbers

Produced only once in our history, in 1997, this richly textured show is the closest thing to grand opera in the G&S repertoire. Both Gilbert & Sullivan considered The Yeomen of the Guard to be their favorite collaboration. Its story is lofty and its score is magnificent, and yet it loses not one bit of the fun and frivolity that are hallmarks of G&S shows. The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin was founded in 1976 with the purpose of educating the public and preserving the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. For information visit