On October 12th and 13th the Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society brings to the stage, Gilbert & Sullivan’s Thespis. This first work in the G&S canon is little-known and rarely performed because almost all the original music was never published and thought to be lost. But Sullivan always maintained that the music was not lost, but rather reused by him and Gilbert in their later operettas. Based on Sullivan’s revelation about the original music, Professor Jonathan Strong of Tufts University and CG&SS Music Director, Dr. John Dreslin, have recreated orchestration and a vocal score to go with the original libretto.
Last performed by CG&SS 30 years ago, Gilbert & Sullivan fans will not want to miss this unique opportunity to see the show that started it all.