Trial by Audience

Summer 2014

Trial by Audience, or Musical Comedy Down to the Waistcoat. An original concert-style musical comedy based on the music from the Gilbert & Sullivan canon.

What happens when a playwright's characters start to turn against him?

Find out when the MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players proudly present…


or, Musical Comedy Down to the Waistcoat


Sat 8/30, 2pm matinee
Sun 8/31, 8pm evening
Mon 9/1, 8pm evening



All performances in MIT Room 4-237 --

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Is there such thing as a too-silly plot twist? How intense is Gilbertian duty? And is Stanley really the model of a modern major-general? Find out when the MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players parody the G&S canon in this original concert-style musical comedy.

Eminent lyricist and playwright Sir W.S. Gilbert is facing trial. The charge: irrelevance. The jury: you!

Alternately aided and hindered by musical testimony from his own creations, Gilbert will set out to prove that his topsy-turvy collaborations with Sir Arthur Sullivan are as relevant to modern audiences as they were when they were first written over 100 years ago.

Whether you've never heard of Gilbert & Sullivan before, or you are a Savoyard tried and true, you're sure to enjoy this original hour-long production that parodies songs from throughout the G&S canon.


MIT Bldg 4-237

  • Aug. 30, 2014, 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 31, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Sept. 1, 2014, 8 p.m.