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Tea plays a major role in Lyric Theatre of San Jose's _The Sorcerer_

Is tea a magic potion as some people think? Only in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Sorcerer, which opens at 8 p.m. tonight at the Montgomery Theatre in downtown San Jose. Presented by Lyric Theatre of San Jose, The Sorcerer is a classic Gilbert & Sullivan light opera in that it has a romantic couple, a disaster, and a happy ending, with lots of great music, comedy, beautiful sets and costumes in between. In this case, tea provides the disaster, because it’s really a magic love potion from the Sorcerer himself! This production contains a non-traditional twist, in that it’s set in India, and features Bollywood-style dancing! For more details, click here.

Savoy Theatre poster ca. 1884 for The Sorcerer.
Savoy Theatre poster ca. 1884 for The Sorcerer.
Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

The Sorcerer performances continue through the weekend with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. this Sunday and next Sunday, and evening performances from Thursday, June 23 to Saturday, June 25. To buy tickets, click here or call Lyric Theatre at (408) 986-1455. Why not get downtown early – parking is easier – and go to dinner beforehand? You could go out for Indian food or even go to tea at Satori Tea Bar, and then walk the 4 blocks to the Montgomery?

Copyright 2011, Elizabeth Urbach.

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For more information:
Lyric Theatre Facebook page for Sorcerer
Lyric Theatre of San Jose website
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