The Sorcerer

Family Guy

During the Company’s 2010 production of The Sorcerer, a cast member reported that one of the songs in the show was familiar to her as she had heard it performed on the Family Guy animated series.  Most were surprised that a song from a relatively obscure work, such as The Sorcerer, would find its way onto network television.  That indeed, however, was the case!  In season 4, episode 20, titled Patriot Games, the London Sillinannies sang and danced to The Sorcerer’s “If You Marry Me.”

All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small is a television series, set in 1937, based on a series of books about a Yorkshire veterinarian, written by Alf Wight under the pen name of James Herriot. The series was produced by Playground Entertainment for Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, and for PBS in the United States. In Season 3, Episode 2, titled Honeymoon’s Over, first broadcast on September 22, 2022, the head veterinarian, Siegfried Farnon, played by Samuel West, is feeding bits of cake to the animals in their cages, as he sings from Alexis’ Act I ballad, “Love feeds on many kinds of food I know, some love for rank and some for duty.”

The Incredible Umbrella and The Amorous Umbrella

Author and editor, Marvin Kaye, wrote two books The Incredible Umbrella and The Amorous Umbrella, in which the main character, J. Adrian Fillmore, finds an umbrella in a secondhand store that is labeled as having once been owned by J. W. Wells. The umbrella sends Fillmore traveling through Victorian literature and provides a fanciful view of the lives of Gilbert and Sullivan characters after the operettas.