Madison Savoyards presents Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience

113 E. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703
  • Presented By: Madison Savoyards
  • Dates: 8/2/2024, 8/3/2024, 8/4/2024, 8/9/2024, 8/10/2024, 8/11/2024
  • Location: The Bartell Theatre
  • Time: See event description for show times
  • Price: Adult - $36 Student/Youth - $21 Senior - $34

Madison Savoyards presents Patience, an operatic ode to the silliness of fads, fashion, and Art for Art’s sake, imbued with the brilliant music of Arthur Sullivan and biting wit of W.S. Gilbert.  Singers and orchestra take the stage of the Bartell Theatre in downtown Madison August 2 through 11 to perform this rarely produced, poetic and aesthetic titillating tale.

In Patience, Madison Savoyards continues to present the core of the Gilbert & Sullivan corpus, while also finding content that speaks to audiences today. A show that invokes themes of the vain, pretentious, and superficial, as well as of simplicity and love, MSL’s Patience will shed an entertaining and “new light” on our contemporary world. Satire can be a rapier, cutting into the pretenses of society — in the 20th century sometimes a weapon in the class struggle. The G&S operas did (and still do!) offer a concerted pushback against the self-important authority figures who were their constant targets. A healthy skepticism laced with broad humor can go a long way toward keeping public officials honest and above board. Typical of a G&S work, hilarity, contradictions, and topsy-turvy reversals ensue, all set to charming melodies, the requisite patter songs, duets and choruses.


Friday, August 2 - 7:30pm

Saturday August 3 - 7:30pm

Sunday August 4 - 3pm

Friday August 9 - 7:30pm

Saturday August 10 - 7:30pm

Sunday August 11 - 3pm