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The Pirates of Penzance

Julia Morgan Theater (Berkeley, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

36 ratings
4.3 average rating
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118 events
89 reviews
30 stars
attended Feb 25 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed this version Pirates of Penzance. The acting and singing were terrific, which surprised us, as we didn't know what to expect. We had smiles on our... continued

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68 events
52 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 09 2012

I'm generally a bit of a purist when it comes to Gilbert & Sullivan -- I couldn't stop railing against the Guthrie Theatre's take on "H.M.S. Pinafore," which inexplicably... continued

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33 events
18 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 04 2012

I've seen my share of Gilbert & Sullivan and this was a refreshing take on a classic. All the singers/actors were great, especially the lead Frederick.

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61 events
50 reviews
53 stars
attended Mar 10 2012

It was definitely quirky. The performers were good. I'm just not sure if it was for adults or for kids, since there were some sexual references, albeit very subtle. An experience for sure, good singing.

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54 events
15 reviews
21 stars
attended Feb 26 2012

This is an upbeat, creative and energetic punk rock version of a classic Gilbert and Sullivan play. The singing is fantastic, sets and costumes excellent and the whole... continued

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6 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 04 2012

Rollicking, zany and fun. This isn't your traditional PIRATES so whose who anticipate tradition can just go to San Francisco and pay 3x as much for much less creativity... continued

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8 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 04 2012

Great performances, interesting twist on a classic. Sometimes the music was too loud to catch the lyrics, but it was a good version.

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5 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 02 2012

this was really great - we like anything Jon Tracy does and this fulfilled expectations.

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CMR
20 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 17 2012

Hilarious, totally unexpected, sexy, great voices, unusual, best performance at the Playhouse in years; it's more for adult audiences, though.

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4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

This show was fantastic. The musical arrangements were fresh and the singing was top-notch. The costumes were great (I especially liked the platform shoes that allowed... continued

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 25 2012

This version of G & S is lively and fun. I left with a big smile, as did all the folks around me. I highly recommend this show.

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 26 2012

A distinctive steampunk look and very strong performances from the leads came together into a satisfying "Pirates of Penzance." Kids are welcome, and the cast makes an effort to make the libretto more accessible.

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2 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

had a great time at this performance - tons of fun. great jokes, incredible voices and fun actors.

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3 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Mar 02 2012

It's really inspiring to see an ensemble of talented, dedicated actors bring to life such a clever script. The whole show is very fun with a punk rock/glam rock spin that makes it even more surreal.

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2 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

super fun, very animated, highly recommend it! My parents(75) and kids(5 yrs old) and my husband and I all loved it. More advanced humor, but the action kept my kids engaged.

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 02 2012

Terrific and clever "modern" version of a very old musical farce. The acting was great, the singing was great.

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 26 2012

The Playhouse has put together a very funny, original and charming production of the Pirates which was hilarious, campy and extremely entertaining. Oh and totally rockin'!

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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Feb 26 2012

Went to this event with my wife, 11 year old son, and our friend and her 13 year old son. We all loved the production. The music was live, guitar laden 80s punk/new wave... continued

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15 events
3 reviews
18 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

Great fun night out. Clever perspective

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linda sims
30 events
21 reviews
47 stars
attended Mar 04 2012

I was very disappointed. I've loved other Julia Morgan events. Costuming for this was low budget and colorless.
The chainsaw was the only funny part. Disabled Major... continued

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