- A University of Manitoba Glee Club scrapbook containing theatre programs, newspaper clippings and photographs of operatic productions performed between 1929 and 1941. The productions included in the scrapbook are as follows: "The Gondoliers" as performed in 1929, 1933 and 1938; "Patience" in 1930; "Princess Ida" in 1931; "The Mikado" in 1934 and 1941; "Ruddigore" in 1936; "Utopia Limited" in 1937; "Iolanthe" in 1939; "H.M.S. Pinafore" in 1940. Also included is an advertisement about two plays presented by the Glee Club: "Chelkash" and "The Man Who Wouldn't Go To Heven", both in 1933. The productions were performed at The Gordon Bell School Auditorium, The Playhouse, The Concert Hall Auditorium and the Civic Auitorium. The shows were directed by various directors, including Claude Sinclair, Edith Sinclair, Winona Lightcap and Ronald Gibson. The theatre programs contain advertisements from local business throughout.
University of Manitoba Glee Club
The first meeting of the University of Manitoba Glee Club was held on Thursday 9 October 1924 and F.W. Armstrong was elected as the Club's first President. The Glee Club garnered many accolades for its musical performances and set designs. This exhibit includes performance programs, photographs, and a Glee Club scrapbook with photographs, newspaper clippings and playbills. The material is selected from the University of Manitoba Glee Club fonds (UA SC 15), the University of Manitoba Glee Club collection (MSS 347), and the University Relations and Information Office fonds (PC 80). It reflects the activities of the University of Manitoba Glee Club, the University Dramatic Society (a precursor), and theatre productions at the university.