Gilbert & Sullivan Austin:
Gilbert and Sullivan Austin recruits excellent local musical talent in Austin for its yearly grand stage productions. Musical Director Jeffrey Jones Ragona is a musical gem in his own right, not the least of the talents G&S Austin installs in its productions every year. This year’s discovery is Suzanne Lis, an award-winning singer in the role of Frederic’s love interest, Mabel. She hits every note in perfect pitch and holds each one as long as need be. After her songs, she seems to show no evidence of exertion for all the vocal work. She is an amazing talent with a long career ahead.
- David Glen Robinson, CTX Live Theatre
The focus of Gilbert & Sullivan Austin’s “The Pirates of Penzance” is, to be sure, the music. Most of the performers are classically trained musicians, rather than trained actors and actresses, and the entire cast, from the impressive soprano of Suzanne Lis as Mabel to the rich baritone of Russell Gregory as the Sergeant of Police, sounds wonderful...
- Andrew J. Friedenthal, austin360