New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Set City Center Season
The season will showcase such company regulars as Stephen Quint, Keith Jurosko, Richard Holmes, Angela Smith, Keith Jurosko, Laurelyn Watson, Michael Scott Harris, Louis Dall'Ava, David Wannen, and Kimberly Bennett. Albert Bergeret will direct the shows and will conduct a 25-piece orchestra.
The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid tells the story of a wrongly accused prisoner sitting in solemn silence on a cold dark dock; he's doted upon by two girls who love him and visited by an out of work jester. The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu is the G&S favorite that features the beautiful schoolgirl Yum-Yum in a love triangle with Nanki-Poo, whom she loves, and Ko-Ko, to whom she is betrothed. The Rose of Persia, or The Story-Teller and the Slave is inspired by a story from The 1001 Nights; it tells the story of a group of slave girls and a Sultana named Rose-In-Bloom who attempt to escape the harem by concealing themselves in the home of a wealthy philanthropist named Hassan.