The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society proudly presents:

           A true masterpiece of wit and gorgeous music...


Director Ruben van Kempen and Maestro Bernard Kwiram lead a delightful new production of this rollicking comedy - featuring rapturous maidens, handsome and moody poets, a platoon of enthusiastic British Dragoon Guards, and the local milkmaid who throws a wrench in it all!

One of their most successful shows, Patience, or Bunthorne’s Bride showcases both the lyrical genius and keen edge for satire that have made Gilbert & Sullivan household names. But more than just a witty and funny show, the score also boasts some of Sullivan’s most plaintive melodies and beautiful orchestrations!

The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society is absolutely delighted to present this true masterpiece, performing at The Bagley Wright Theatre at Seattle Rep, opening on July 13th and running until July 22nd, 2018.

Performance Dates

July 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30pm

July 14, 15, 21, 22 @ 2:00pm

Or call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006


       The premise...

Twenty lovesick maidens in the village are besotted with the moody and handsome poet Reginald Bunthorne, but he has eyes only for the simple milkmaid, Patience. The problem? Bunthorne’s artistic ways are all just an act to attract women to him--he doesn’t even like poetry!

Besides, Patience is in love with her childhood sweetheart - a real poet named Archibald Grosvenor - but feels she cannot marry him as he is just too perfect. In the meantime, the serious (and decidedly non-poetic) platoon of Heavy Dragoon Guards that were meant to marry the village maidens find themselves dismayed and perplexed by their sudden loss of prospects.

One of Gilbert & Sullivan's most successful shows, Patience is a delightful satire that pits the straight-laced ideals of the Victorian era against the passions and indulgences of the 1870s Aesthetic Movement, ridiculing each side of the spectrum.

The Cast

Patience - Anna Galavis
Saphir - Hayley Gaarde
Angela - Julie Olsen
Ella - Lindsey Nakatani
Jane - Dawn Padula

Bunthorne - Darrell Jordan
Archibald - Colin Briskey
The Duke - Matt Lang
The Colonel - Mark D Lew
The Major - Kyle Cable

Ensemble of Rapturous Maidens:
Morgan Duterte, Hayley Ewerz, Alexandra Hollerman, Talena Laine, Ivy Rice, Tasha Smith, Karin Terry, Kaari Wallerich

Ensemble of Dragoon Guards:
Jeremy Berdin, Trevor Burden, Rory Eaden, Ron Gangnes, Ted Hunter, Rob Martin, Jaret Miller, Marc Montague


The Creative Team

Director - Ruben van Kempen
Music Director - Bernard Kwiram
Choreographer - Beth Orme
Costume Design - Janessa Styck
Scenic Design - Craig Wollam
Light Design - Peter Bracilano
Stage Manager - Liz Clayton
Assistant Stage Manager -  Catherine Lucas-Dorsey