Fonds MC336 - Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Fredericton

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Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Fredericton

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CA PANB MC336

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  • 1976-1980 (Creation)
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    Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Fredericton

Physical description

15 cm of textual records and photographs : b&w and col.

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(Organized in 1975)

Administrative history

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Fredericton, New Brunswick was organized in 1975 as an amateur theatrical society presenting the musical plays of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The society also produces other musicals, including a cabaret. In 2003 the society remains active.

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Scope and content

This fonds contains materials relating to the activities of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Fredericton (New Brunswick) over its first five years and to the public responses received to its musical performances.

There are 10 scrapbooks, each containing textual material, newspaper clippings, and photographs chronicling the staging of a production, including scripts, rehearsals, programmes, tickets, advertising, and reviews. Musical productions represented include Palace of Varieties (1979), Iolanthe (1979), Victorian Cabaret (1978), The Mikado (1980), Pirates of Penzance (1976), An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan (1976-1979), Patience (1977), Fools and Lovers (1977), and Gondoliers (1978).

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Immediate source of acquisition

Donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick on 13 May 1981 by Helen L. MacKinnon of Fredericton, N.B., a representative of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Fredericton.

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  • English

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