A SENSATION NOVEL
Book: W.S. Gilbert
Music: Michael Nash, T German Reed
direction: Michael Blum
musical direction: Erica Rome & Michael Blum
Synopsis: W. S. Gilbert, long before he worked with Arthur Sullivan, was Victorian England's leading dramatist. In this hilarious topsy-turvy send-up of Victorian "Sensation Novels" (a genre still with us today as Romance Fiction), Gilbert gives us 5 "stock characters" who refuse to conform to society's expectations or the novel's author's plans for them -- they turn the story upside down, break all the conventions of the stage, and indulge in some VERY modern activities. This musical play, with a new score by British composer Michael Nash that incorporates some of the original (mostly lost) music, is both outrageous, touching and funny -- a window into an 1871 that was FAR from stodgy and predictable!
Fri & Sat - 8pm; Sun - 2pm
Performance Dates: Sept 11 - Oct 4, 2015
Sept 11, 12, 13; 17, 18, 19, 20; 25, 26, 27; Oct 2, 3, 4.
Ten Spot Thursday: Sept 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Talk Back With Director & Cast: Sept 27, 2015
- immediately following the performance