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Topsy-Turvy: NYFOS 'Guide to Gilbert & Sullivan Gala,' with David Hyde Pierce, Coming in April

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Mar 02, 2016 08:16 PM EST

This April, the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) presents "Topsy-Turvy: A Guide to Gilbert & Sullivan Gala and Dinner." There will be plenty to patter about with David Hyde Pierce (Spamalot), English tenor Hal Cazalet and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder’s Lauren Worsham and Bryce Pinkham all performing selections from Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic catalog.

David Hyde Pierce spoke about the gala, in a press release:

“Being part of NYFOS's Gilbert and Sullivan Gala has been one of the happiest things to happen to me in a long time. Steven Blier is a crazy genius, a master of all things sung, and working with him is bliss. Well, working is probably the wrong word, as, along with our gorgeous and gifted colleagues Lauren Worsham, Bryce Pinkham, and Hal Cazalet, we’ve been playing, and singing, and reading our way through all of Gilbert and Sullivan. We’re looking for the perfect combination of laughs and loveliness, of old favorites and lesser known delights, of witty scenes and ripping songs, to create an anarchic and enchanting evening for you. We don’t know what we’re doing yet, and with any luck, by the time we hit the stage of Weill Hall on April 5th, we still won’t. Topsy-Turvy indeed.”

The gala will feature selections from some of Gilbert and Sullivan’s work, including:

The Gondoliers:
“We're Called Gondolieri”
The Mikado:
“Were You Not to Ko-Ko Plighted”
H.M.S. Pinafore:
”When I Was a Lad”
“Refrain, Audacious Tar”
“Never Mind the Why and Wherefore”
Iolanthe:
“If We’re Weak Enough to Tarry”
Ruddigore:
“In Sailing O’er Life’s Oceans Wide”
“You Understand? I Think I Do”
“My Eyes are Fully Open to My Awful Situation”
Princess Ida:
“The World Is But a Broken Toy”
The Sorcerer:
“Now to the Banquet We Press”
The Evening will be hosted by Steven Blier and Michael Barrett.

NYFOS' "Guide to Gilbert & Sullivan" will be held on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall--with additional performances and dinner at 21 Club.

Tickets include both the concert and the dinner, ranging in price from $750 to a whopping $15,000 for a premium table of 10. For more information, visit www.nyfos.org/gala, or call (646) 230-8380.

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