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are proud to present
a world-premiere production of
Friday, April 9th 8 pm
All performances will be in La Sala de Puerto Rico,
Come see how topsy-turvy the world can be
when a troupe of actors takes over
while the Gods are on vacation!
Librettist: William S. Gilbert
Composers: Arthur Sullivan
and Colin Johnson
Stage Director: David C. Jedlinsky '89
Orchestrator and Music Director: Todd Neal
Producers: Garry Zacheiss '00
and Ruth Jedlinsky W'90
In Thespis, the gods on Mount Olympus have grown old and tired, so they decide to take a vacation to Earth while a group of traveling actors take their place.
Thespis was the first collaboration by Gilbert and Sullivan. Because most of its original music has been lost, it has very rarely been presented since its original production in 1871.
This version of Thespis will consist of two existing Sullivan tunes, "Climbing Over Rocky Mountain" and "Little Maid of Arcadee." All other music has been specially composed for this show by Colin Johnson and orchestrated by Todd Neal, and MITG&SP are pleased to be presenting the world premiere of this new work.
Cast, crew and orchestra members: Information, including schedules, libretto, and music, can be found at the production site. It is password protected; please email the thespis list if you need the password.
Sponsored in part by the UA Finance Board
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