About Us

The Company’s association with the Hyde Park community and the University of Chicago goes back to its
beginning in 1960, and subsequent incorporation in 1964. In 1962 it began a 21-year relationship with the Parents’
Association of the University of Chicago Laboratory School. Proceeds from the shows benefited the Lab School’s
Adventurers in the Arts Program. Since 1983 the University’s Department of Music has sponsored the Company’s
productions, with net proceeds helping to fund the Department’s performance programs. In 1991 the University
Chamber Orchestra began playing for the performances.

Over its 57 years, the Company has performed every work in the Gilbert and Sullivan canon. The Company has a policy of alternating the signature operas with the obscure, taking into consideration anniversary years and programming by other local companies. H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado, The Gondoliers, Iolanthe, and The Yeomen of the Guard have each been produced seven times. The Pirates of Penzance and Ruddigore, have each been produced six times. Princess Ida has been produced four times; The Sorcerer and Patience, three times each; Trial By Jury, twice; and Utopia, Limited and The Grand Duke once each.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2016 – 2017)


Calvert Audrain
David Bevington
Trip Driscoll, Vice President
Victoria Granacki
Robert Green, Secretary
Roger M. Huff, Treasurer
Mark A. Johnson, President
Michael Kotze
Nancy Levner
John Plampin
Benjamin Recchie
Barbara Schubert
Sara Stern
Diana Stokes, Assistant Treasurer
Donna Tuke

SUSTAINING LIFE MEMBERS
Helen K. Bailey
Judy Chernick
Hon. Barbara Flynn Currie
Susan Hull
Carol Fisher Saller
Joyce Swedlund
Noel Taylor