By Ian Taylor
Directed by Joan Brooks
The story of the famous Gilbert & Sullivan partnership; the meeting, the association with D’Oyly Carte, the mounting success, the divergences of temperament, the conflicting ambitions and the trouble caused by Gilbert's obsession with his lozenge story.
Sullivan’s lavish social life and its disruptive consequences, his ill-health, the famous tragi-comic quarrel over a new carpet for the theatre—these and many other episodes are covered.
Musical excerpts from the operas are threaded into the story. The entire cast (including Carte, Gilbert and Sullivan) participates in these interludes.
Coproduced by Madison Theatre Guild and Madison Savoyards, Ltd. at Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison
Performances: January 15-24, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 17, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 23, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 24, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
Ticket prices are $20. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Madison Theatre Guild website.