Did you see glamorous pictures of celebrities from the recent premiere of "Thor: Ragnarok" in Los Angeles and wonder when it will be your turn to attend such a monumental event? This could be your chance.
This weekend, the Durham Savoyards will be performing the world premiere of "Thespis" and "Trial by Jury," one after the other, at East Chapel Hill High School.
Since 1963, this theater troupe has performed the works of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan for the Durham community. What makes this weekend’s performances so special, however, is the unveiling of a truly unique performance of "Thespis," for which Alan Riley Jones, the conductor of the Savoyards, wrote music to go along with the words.
Donna Cavallo, the stage manager, described the resurrection of "Thespis," originally written by Gilbert and Sullivan.
“It was performed once and then it was pretty much forgotten about," Cavallo said. "I believe the book of the show — the words — were there, but they lost the music, and so over the years it has never really been performed.”