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A bouncy 'Gondoliers' from Young Victorian Theatre Company
A bouncy 'Gondoliers' from Young Victorian Theatre Company

Gilbert and Sullivan connoisseurs hold "The Gondoliers" in high regard. Sullivan's music is first-rate, filled with enough melodic invention to fuel two operettas. And if Gilbert hadn't already done so much with switched identities and contralto-types imparting secrets in the last scene, his libretto would be considered a decidedly original, clever little masterpiece. Young Victorian Theatre Company's production of "The Gondoliers," which closes this weekend at Roland Park Country School, provides a mostly satisfying celebration of the work's many qualities. Even allowing for a weak spot or two, the cast is vocally effective -- a few of them...

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