by Gilbert & Sullivan Austin
Feb. 15, 2015
Following last year's popular production of "Trial by Juery," we will present "The Zoo: A Musical Folly" composed by Arthur Sullivan to a book by Bolton Row. Virtually unknown until its rediscovery in 1966, "The Zoo" has entered the Gilbert & Sullivan repertory as a charming favorite. We believe that "The Zoo" has never before been performed in the Austin area.
The farcical story centers around deception, mixups, disguise, and surpirse. "The Zoo" is through-composed like "Trial by Jury" (there is no dialogue), is the same length (about 40 minutes), and Sullivan's writing of love songs, patter, ensembles, and choruses is, of course, delightful.
Ralph MacPhail Jr. is Artistic Director of "The Zoo" along with Jeffrey Jones-Ragona as Music Director, with Bill Hatchers as Production Manager. "The Zoo" will be fully staged and costumed on the beautiful Brentwood stage, witht he suggestion of a set, and with piano and oboe accompaniment.
Don't miss seeing at least on of these very special performances!
11908 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX, 78753
Two shows: 2:30pm and 4pm
Tickets: pay what you will!