What happens when a group of entertainers decide to perform on the politcal stage?
The hilariously convoluted plot of “The Grand Duke” involves covert conspiracies, rigged elections, secret signs, death-less duels, insider trading, profiteering, legal loopholes, bickering divas, multiple marriages, jilted lovers, and myriad moments of mirth, madness, and mayhem.
What’s more, this rollicking comic opera tells its tale through a plethora of musical styles — intricate choral harmonies, soaring solos, haunting duets, a shimmering madrigal, an effervescent drinking song, a rousing gambling song, and many more of the joyous, melodic concoctions for which Gilbert and Sullivan are famous.
As usual, we at The Durham Savoyards have put our inimitable spin on the proceedings. Look for outlandish costumes and make-up, quirky characters, complex staging and choreography, and timeless yet oh-so-topical references throughout. You may even recognize a despot or two.
You don’t want to miss it!
“The Grand Duke” opens with a preview performance on Thursday, March 30 at 8PM. There’s another performance on Friday, March 31 at 8PM. Another on Saturday, April 1 at 7 PM (note the earlier time). And a final performance on Sunday, April 2 at 2 PM.
Then it’s all over (cue sad trombone).
So get your tickets now by calling the Carolina Theater during business hours at 919-560-3030. Or call Ticketmaster 24 hours a day at 800-745-3000. You can also purchase tickets online at this link.
We’ll see you at the theatre!