A concert reading of the winner of ANMT's 2010 Search for New Musicals: a loving tribute to the operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan, set to the music by Arthur Sullivan (with book and lyrics by Charles Veley).
Gilbert & Sullivan operettas are arguably still the most widely-performed on the planet, more than a century after delighting their first audiences. This tribute follows happily in the G&S tradition, taking a lighthearted view of contemporary follies and foibles. Like the G&S stories, G&S On Wall $treet starts with a somewhat absurd premise, propelling the characters through topsy-turvy turns of events and arriving at a logical but hilarious conclusion. Sullivan's wonderful and entrancing melodies lift the mood, to borrow phrases from both contemporary Wall Street and The Mikado, "to a height of irrational exuberance that few can scale."
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