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Gilbert and Sullivan Players Presenting 'The Sorcerer' This Weekend

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Posted: Monday Apr 8, 2013

April 8, 2013

Saint Vincent College’s Gilbert and Sullivan Players will present The Sorcerer at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

The show takes place in the late 1800s in the village of Ploverleigh. The plot revolves around the conflict of a love potion a sorcerer had brewed that causes everyone in the village to fall in love with the wrong partner.

According to Casey Ciocco, executive producer and music director, “the show is riddled with good laughs, great costumes and a wonderful set. The cast and crew is excited to put on a great show and welcomes everyone to attend.”

Students involved in the production include Kara Laus, sophomore music performance major from Carnegie, as Constance Partlet and assistant music director; Caitlin Schratz, senior theology major from Butler, as Mrs. Zorah Partlet; Alex Policicchio, senior studio arts major from Johnstown, as Dr. Daly; Jonathon Jacobeen, junior philosophy major from Manassas, Virginia, as Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre and a villager; John Mitrik, sophomore computer science major from Charleston, West Virginia, as Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre and a villager; Matthew Elam, junior English major from Greensburg as Alexis Pointdextre; Carolyn Smith, freshman music performance major from Washington, as Aline Sangazure; Anna Hubbel, junior communication major from Rochester, New York, as Lady Annabelle Sangazure; Leanne Lovasz, sophomore biology major from Springdale, as Lady Annabelle Sangazure and a villager; James Bradley, an undergraduate from North Ireland, as Notary; Mark Harris, sophomore music major from Belle Vernon, as John Wellington Wells, producer and music orchestrator; Nerissa McCollin, senior liberal arts with biology concentration major from Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago, as Wells’ assistant; Jessica Miller, sophomore history education major from Latrobe, as Hercules and a villager; Alison Kertz-Brooks, freshman music major from Kirkwood, Missouri, as Hecuba and a villager; Daniel Bell, junior psychology major from Latrobe, as a villager; Rory Mitrik, senior history major from Charleston, West Virginia, as a villager; Jessica Petrovich, sophomore early childhood education major from Pittsburgh (15220), as a villager; Hope Swain, senior English major from Evans City, as a demon; Tyler Friend, junior graphic design major from Franklin, Tennessee, as a demon; Casey Ciocco, senior criminology, law and society major from Latrobe, as director, music director/conductor, script writer and music orchestrator; Lauren Stanley, junior history major from Belle Vernon, as technical director; Rebecca Ciocco, 2009 Saint Vincent College graduate from Latrobe, as stage manager and script writer; Trish Allan, senior English major from Downingtown, as run crew; LeeAnna Pisarcik, junior history major from Homer City, as run crew; Victoria Maher, freshman mathematics education major from Johnstown, as run crew; Brandon Snyder, junior biology major from Laughlintown, as run crew; Elisabeth Karnes, sophomore history education major from Washington, as run crew; Ms. Penny Lin Lambright, set designer and special effects; and Amanda Schrott, junior studio arts major from McKeesport, as costume designer and make-up/hair designer.

The show is directed by Casey Ciocco.

The Saint Vincent College Gilbert and Sullivan Players is a student-run organization advised by Dr. Gary Quinlivan, professor of economics and dean of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government. The Club was founded in 2006 by Zachary Luchette, Laurie Racculia and Dr. Quinlivan.

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