SULLIVAN AND GILBERT
April 29th to May 14th, 2016
By Ken Ludwig, Arthur Sullivan and William Gilbert
Directed by Sean Anderson
From the playwright who brought us Lend Me A Tenor comes a playful twist on our mandate to bring the best of Gilbert and Sullivan to Calgary audiences. In this delightful behind-the-scenes romp we get the best of the duo musically and in the flesh, when we meet the famous partners themselves! The story opens on a time when things were not all roses, in 1890 when they had been feuding for years. They are forced to work together one more time to bring their greatest works to life for Queen Victoria and so, we are treated to treasured pieces from The Mikado, Ruddigore, Iolanthe and The Pirates of Penzance, among others. Fans of Gilbert and Sullivan will be thrilled by Sullivan and Gilbert, for we have a song to sing, O! – several of them, in fact and we do hope you’ll join us for the joy! (And the rapture!)
For more on the playwright, please visit kenludwig.com
Recommended for ages 14 and up.