Alternate Lyrics

The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company celebrates the close of every main stage production with a formal party, affectionately called The Last Gasp Cast Bash.

One of the highlights of this event is the long standing tradition of a mini-concert of songs from the show for which company members have written humorous alternate lyrics. 

While the alternate lyrics are often full of “inside jokes,” meaningful only to those involved in that particular production, just as frequently the humor of the lyrics is universal and can be appreciated by people from other Gilbert and Sullivan companies, those involved in theater, or by anyone with a good sense of humor!  We invite you to enjoy the sampling of our alternate lyrics songs in the pages that follow.

“And we find the change delightful!”

—Gianetta
The Gondoliers