T H E G R A N D D U K E
Every Savoyard worth his or her salt has considered trying to "fix" The Grand Duke, Gilbert & Sullivan's last and most compromised creation. I was inspired by Peter Kline's recommendations in The Theatre Student: Gilbert and Sullivan Production, and wanted to add a few fixes of my own. Gilbert & Sullivan operettas are by their very nature absurd, but I think in creating this particular operetta, Gilbert slipped right down the rabbit hole.
Here are three song samples that attempt to make events in the production more coherent and not quite so bizarre and esoteric.