The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin was founded with the purpose of educating the public and preserving the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. Formed in 1976, the group now boasts over 300 members and entertains and educates thousands of Central Texas residents every year.
GSSA is known for its highly acclaimed annual Summer Grand Productions (performed usually in June) from the G&S repertoire. These productions are fully staged, and performed with a live orchestra.
Several times throughout the year, the society produces recital musical performances of G&S selections as well as songs from opera and musical theater. In addition, other special programming such as celebrations and lectures are produced. Most are free to attend.
Several times throughout the year, the society produces a sing-along program of music and history featuring G&S and other musical works. G&S Musicales are full of singing and fun and are open to all. Musicales are free to attend.
Wand'ring Minstrels and Community Outreach:
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society is an educational group, dedicated to spreading and teaching the joys of G&S. The Wand'ring Minstrels are the ambassadors for the Society to the Central Texas community. The Minstrels perform for schools, private parties, and community groups of all types. Delightfully fun shows range from lively recitals of Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular tunes to interactive, mini-productions of the Society's full summer productions.