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Gilbert & Sullivan - SJP Great Barrington

Trial by Jury and “The Trials of Love in the Spring!” - favorite opera excerpts…

Crescendo Chorus, Soloists, and an Instrument Ensemble, co-directed by Christine Gevert and 
John-Arthur Miller

The duo of Gilbert and Sullivan are famous for their ridiculous twists and turns of the plot. Virtually all of their works are spoofs and satires of the British legal and social class system. Their wit and sense of irony go beyond musical theater to comedy in general. The popular one-act comic opera Trial by Jury is presented in a semi-staged, costumed version. The story is a "breach of promise of marriage" lawsuit in which the judge and legal system are the objects of lighthearted satire. The second part of this performance is entitled “The Trials of Love in the Spring!,” and features some of the most favorite solo and ensemble numbers from Gilbert & Sullivan operas Patience, The Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore, Iolanthe, The Mikado, Ruddigore, and Princess Ida. This lighthearted musical and theatrical production concludes our 20th anniversary season.