Embark on a story of love and mistaken identity set in Venice at the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston’s The Gondoliers at Wortham Theater Center from Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23, 2017.
The twelfth collaboration between William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan (which originally premiered in London in December 1889), The Gondoliers tells the story of two Venetian gondoliers and how their lives are turned upside down shortly after they marry their sweethearts.
It’s quickly discovered that one of the two gondoliers, either Marco or Giuseppe, is actually prince of the kingdom of Barataria. Smuggled away as an infant, no one is sure which of the two is actually royalty. They must rule jointly as one individual until their nursemaid from infancy can identify the true king.
Topping things off, the prince was married as a baby to the Duke of Plaza-Toro’s daughter, Casilda. Therefore, to gain a crown, the royal gondolier will lose his wife.
What will the crown prince do, and will true love prevail? Find out at The Gondoliers, in the heart of Downtown at the Wortham Theater Center.
Pre-Show Extras for Ticket Holders
A pre-show talk, led by professor and former classical announcer Ira J. Black, will touch on the history of the show and the current production. This talk is available for all ticket holders to attend free of charge 45 minutes before curtain.
Planning on coming with a large group? Are you a student? Discounts are available to groups of 10 or more, and student rush discounts are available one hour before each performance with student ID.
About The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston
Founded in 1952, The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston is a non-profit, all-volunteer company dedicated to preserving and sharing the delightful legacy of Gilbert and Sullivan’s wonderful operas.
As an internationally award-winning stalwart of the arts community, the society is showcases young talent for Houston audiences, and has awarded more than 100 scholarships to vocal performance and theater tech students over the years.
The Gondoliers at Wortham Theater Center
- Dates: Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23, 2017
- Times: Friday 8pm; Saturday 2:30pm and 8pm; Sunday 2:30pm
- Location: Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
- Parking: Paid lot and free street parking is available in the surrounding area
- Admission: Tickets range between $28 to $53. Discounts are available to groups of 10 or more, and student rush discounts are available one hour before each performance with student ID. Click here to purchase tickets or call 281-724-8363.
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