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Showtunes, with a topsy-turvy twist, come to Beaver Creek

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The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players are recognized as the premier performers of the American showtune masters' most famous shows and songs.
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What: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Cost: $58.

More information: www.vilarpac.org.

BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center invites Broadway lovers to see the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: “I’ve Got A Little Twist” on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

This one-of-a-kind show proves the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire is as fun, fresh and full-of-life as ever. Witness the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players celebrate the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in American musical theater.

This is where “The Mikado” meets “The Music Man,” where the HMS Pinafore sets sail for Brigadoon, and “The Pirates of Penzance” take shore leave “On the Town.” This unique and humorous presentation showcases Gilbert & Sullivan classics and proves that their music is Broadway legend. In addition to favorites, “I’ve Got A Little Twist” presents popular Broadway showtunes from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Meredith Willson and Jerry Herman.

Under the supervision of artistic director Albert Bergeret, “I’ve Got a Little Twist” is written and directed by David Auxier and features Daniel Greenwood, Sarah Caldwell Smith, Stephen Quint, Angela Smith, David Wannen and Auxier. Mark York is the arranger, musical director and accompanist.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players is a professional repertory company giving vitality to the living legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan through performance and education. Starting as a street theater, with a budget of $35 for Xeroxing, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players has become over the past 40 years America’s pre-eminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company.

The founder and artistic director of the company, Albert Bergeret, has made a professional specialty of Gilbert & Sullivan, having sung, conducted, directed or designed every opera in the canon during the past 40 years, with professional companies, community groups and college organizations.

Tickets are $58 and are on sale now at the VPAC Box Office (970-845-8497/http://www.vilarpac.org).