Gilbert & Sullivan's Light Opera The Grand Duke
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The last date listed for The Grand Duke was Friday March 28, 2014 / 7:30pm.
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From the pages of the Bible to more than 20,000 stages around the world, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the sensational musical that launched the careers of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Cats) and lyricist Tim Rice (Aladdin, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast). Starring a cast of young artists from the Youth Performance Company and inspired by the Book of Genesis, the story of Joseph is the tale of a young man who has it all: his father's love, the power of prophecy and an envy-inducing multicolored coat. But after Joseph's jealous brothers sell him into slavery, he winds up in Egypt. Set to a high-energy mix of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll -- and lots of pop culture references -- this Old Testament tale is both timely and timeless. Learn More
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Featured review from Stuart Holland
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This was the only G&S I was not familiar with, and after hearing how they had to doctor it, I'm not surprised. I can't imagine that many companies put this on exactly as it was originally written. But they did a marvelous job integrating their adaptations. Loved it.
This production is not recommended for children under the age of 4.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company
The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company was founded in 1979, by Dick Fishel and Jim Hart. That year, the company produced its first operetta, Gilbert & Sullivan’s one act, Trial by Jury.
Since then, in its thirty-plus year history, the company has presented fully staged productions of all thirteen of the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, ranging from perennial favorites, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado, and The Pirates of Penzance, to the lesser-known The Grand Duke and Utopia, Limited.
The company has also gone outside the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire and performed Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach, The Zoo by B. C. Stephenson and Arthur Sullivan, as well as a concert version of The Rose of Persia by Basil Hood and Arthur Sullivan, and a semi-staged production of the comic Gilbert and Sullivan parody, The Da Vinci Coda.
In addition, the company regularly appears with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, at the Lake Harriet Bandshell, in the summer, to present a concert version of one of the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.