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Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals marks the 50th anniversary of their annual trip to Bermuda

Hasty Pudding Theatricals celebrates 50 years of visiting Bermuda
Hasty Pudding Theatricals celebrates 50 years of visiting Bermuda

It’s springtime in Bermuda, which means that hundreds of college students are visiting our shores for some fun in the sun, and a much-needed break from exams and lectures (not to mention the cold weather!).

Among these spring breakers are a large number of students from Harvard University – mainly, members of the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770.  2014 marks the 50th anniversary of their annual trip to Bermuda, and they bring with them a huge infusion of culture, music, and fit young visitors! ;)

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 is comprised of the Hasty Pudding Club, The Hasty Pudding Theatricals and the Harvard Krokodiloes (an all-male a capella group).  Over the last two centuries, it has grown into a premiere performing arts organization, a patron for the arts and comedy, and an advocate for satire and discourse as tools for change worldwide.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals presents “Victorian Secrets” this week at City Hall.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals presents “Victorian Secrets” this week at City Hall.

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the third oldest theater organization in the world, and today it’s an all-original, student written and composed, full-scale pun-filled musical extravaganza, which culminates each year in an all-male kick line (basically, it’s a drag musical comedy).

This week Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (March 19-21), The Hasty Pudding Theatricals proudly presents its 166th production: Victorian Secrets, at Earl Cameron Theater at City Hall.

“Victorian Secrets” (and each installment of H.P.T.) will likely remind you of BMDS‘s annual pantomime  – but with twenty times the dames, and minus the local jokes. :)

Tickets for “Victorian Secrets” are available from BDATix.

By supporting the Hasty Pudding, you affirm your own commitment to freedom of expression and ensure that the tradition of satire and social commentary endures and is passed along to new generations.

There will also be a Hasty Pudding after party, on Saturday at Docksiders with DJ Valentino: Bermuda Pride presents: Hasty Pudding’s welcome back party!

 

Two other a capella groups from Harvard are also visiting Bermuda this spring: The Radcliffe Pitches and the Din and Tonics.

You can catch The Radcliffe Pitches, the Din and Tonics and the Krokodiloes from Harvard at a free concert today, Thursday, March 20, from 12.15-1.15pm at the Anglican Cathedral on Church Street.  The three singing groups have once again volunteered their a cappella singing talents to aid a Bermuda charity — this year, the Coalition for the Protection of Children. As a special treat, for the third consecutive year, Bermuda’s own En Harmony, seven talented Bermuda Institute students aged 11-13, will sing, as well.

 

Hope to see you at the show!

 

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