Gilbert & Sullivan Get Ghoulish in Rarely Seen Ruddigore
Imagine a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta transported into the gothic world of illustrator Edward Gorey and you get some sense of the silly/spooky atmosphere of Ruddigore. A witch's curse, a hall of talking portraits and a legion of sadistic ghosts make this the perfect comic opera for the Halloween season. Though not as well known as The Pirates of Penzance or The Mikado, Ruddigore showcases some of Sullivan's finest melodies and Gilbert's nimblest, craziest lyrics. The lightening speed and ridiculous rhymes of "My Eyes Are Fully Open" make even "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" seem plodding and slow-witted by comparison. Phil Lowery (stage), Jeff Yaeger (music) and Brian Anderson (vocals) direct this ghoulish romp for the Lyric Theatre.
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The last date listed for Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore was Saturday October 12, 2013 / 8:00pm.