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West Seattle Herald Friday, June 24, 2011 5 Illustration courtesy Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society Photos courtesy Hollis Heron The Gilbert and Sullivan Society will be presenting the opera "Ruddigore" at Long-time West Seattle resident and actress Hollis Heron will portray Mad Margaret the Bagley Wright Theater in Seattle Center on July 15. in a lesser-known but gripping Gilbert & Sullivan tale. Local actress to portray Mad Margaret in 'Ruddigore' By Steve Shay West Seattle actress Hollis Heron is set to portray "Mad Margaret" in the lesser-known but highly melo- dramatic Gilbert & Sullivan opera Ruddigore at the Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle Center opening July 15. The Seattle Gilbert & Sul- livan Society presents the show. "Gilbert and Sullivan is mostly farce," said Heron, who has per- formed with the Society on and off since 2000. "Actually I didn't know about the genre at all until I auditioned for The Yeomen of the Guard. I just auditioned for it on a lark. To be honest it's my favorite show. Musically the most operatic of all of the stories they've written and the story is dark which is very different. "I really like Ruddigore. It's an interesting, whole idea. If you're familiar with the Pirates of Pen- zance, (H.M.S.) Pinafore and Mikado that are all the palatable mass appeal shows, those three shows are just silly. The circum- Holy Rosary Church Mass Schedule Daih" Mass ................................ 8:00 a.m. Satu'rday Vigil ........................... S:00 p.m. Sunday Mass......7:30, 9:00 & 11:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Mass .............. 5:00 p.m. Fr. John Madigan, Pastor 4100 SW Genesee 206-935-8353 West Side Presbyterian Church 8:15 & 11:00 a.m.Worship 9:40 a.m. Sunday School Pastor Paul R. Smith ! l& n Ust sunday worship services: morning worship @ 1 1:00 a.m. Our Lady of HfqPE'00.v" Guadalupe Church Hope Lutheran Church Mass Schedule Wed, hurs, Fri ................ 9:00 a.m. Saturday Vigil .................. 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass...8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Ft. Jack Walmesley, Pastor 7000 35th Ave. SW 206-935-0358 8:00 & 10:30am - Worship 9:15am - Classes for all ages Nursery available 4456 42nd Ave SW 206-937-9330 Holy Family Parish Fr. Horacio Yanez, Pastor 9622 20th Ave SW, White Center 206-767-6220 Daily(M-F) 8:30a.m.(Eng) Wed 7:00 p.m. (Esp) Sat Mass 8:00 a.m. (Eng) Sat Vigil 5:00 p.m. (Eng) 6:30 p.m. (Esp) Sun Mass 8:00 a.m. (Eng) 9:30 a.m. ff-sp) I/: 11:00 a.m. (En 9) 12:30 p.m. (Esp) 6:00 p.m. (Tagalog) (206) 246-8910 TOLL FREE 1-866-357-8910 stances, the characters are really contrived. This show does have some flavor of contriving. What I like about the character I'm play- ing, Mad Margaret, her circum- stances are pretty real and I can play her real instead of playing her the farce." In the play, Mad Margaret is in love with Sir Despard Mergatroyd, the younger brother who inherits a family curse when his older brother runs off. Because he is cursed, he must commit a serious crime every day or he will die a painful death. Things do get straightened out eventually via Gilbert & Sullivan's plot twists and turn. Seattle G&S's well-known cast member Dave Ross of K1RO FM portrays Sir Despard Mergatroyd. "I think we've got a great show," he told the West Seattle Herald. It's full of ghosts, magic, special effect, and scary villains. I am as evil I think as I've ever been, on or off the radio." PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS SERVING PUGET SOUND Artificial Limbs Arch Supports, Diabetic Shoes Knee Braces Orthopedic Bracing Back Support , Repairs & Adjustments All Insurance Accepted Raymond Frieszell, MS, CPO Licensed Prosthetist/ Orthotist "Ruddigore is set in the 1800's when this show was written," said Heron. "That was pretty traumatic for a woman to suddenly be a spin- ster and 1 suspect she was really in love with him and shunned and broken-hearted. There is no easy way to shrug that off in the 1800's, when women's biggest value was whether they could marry and have children." Her last role was the witch with the Auburn Community Players presentation of "Into the Woods". Last year she appeared with Highland Park resident Scott Bess- ho in the French comedic operetta "La Perichole" written by compos- er Jacques Offenbach in 1868, a Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society production, directed by Fauntleroy resident David Koch. The the West Seattle Herald just featured Koch and his new West Seattle based musical theater kids camp, Sing Out Seattle! sponsored by Westside School. The show runs July 15 -17, 22-24, 29 & 30. For ticket information, visit Steve Shay can be reached at !iiii!iiiii!!iiiii!iliiiiiiiil; i!!iiiiiiiii, ii) iiiil ...... CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 Chief Sealth Class of '66 ~ 45th Reunion To be held September 24. Information at danbingham@ or 206-291-6166. West Seattle High School Class of 1971 's 40th Reunion Complete details on both the Lincoln Park Picnic, August 13th and Salty's Night, October 1st at www.wshs 197 Purchase early-bird tickets at a discount for Salty's Night online. You only get one chance at your 40th High School Reunion - it's GO going to be fun. If you can share a photo from the WSHS Class of 1971 email to jim @ wshs Chief Sealth High School Class of 1972 ~ 40th Reunion Will be held September 22, 2012 at Rainier Golf and Coun- try Club. 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