In the theater, some names are inextricably linked. Rogers and Hammerstein. Lerner and Lowe. Gilbert and Sullivan. Tom now looks to a show at the Spotlighters Theatre that gives us a glimpse of Gilbert, before Sullivan became his creative partner. The librettist W.S. Gilbert wrote "A Sensation Novel" nearly a year before he began penning his magnum opus of iconic musicals with Arthur Sullivan. As far as anyone can tell, it’s never been performed in the United States, until now.
The Audrey Herman Spotlighter’s Theatre is presenting "A Sensation Novel" in a new edition created by Tom's guest this morning, who has also directed this production. Michael Blum joins Tom today live in the studio.
The Spotlighters Theatre production of "A Sensation Novel" is there for the next three weekends, until October 4.