Punk Rock Pirates of Penzance Sharpens Social Satire
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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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 faces the entire time and were thrilled that we went.
Thank you Goldstar for offering such a great show, and getting us seats on the second row.
One last comment--the sound is not perfect, but if you listen carefully, you will have a great time.
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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 added Queen Victoria as a character, for instance (it aired on PBS last...continued
Get ready to be cast askew in a Pirates of Penzance like no other you’ve seen before! Punk, rock and ska enliven an already lively Gilbert & Sullivan score – a post-atomic city replaces the usual Cornish village. Here the Pirate King is female, the Pirates poetic Teddy Boys, the women strong and willful, and the Major General a poster child for the 1%. This is not a Pirates for purists! Gilbert & Sullivan were famous for lampooning love and leadership and director Jon Tracy continues to do so with fresh and inventive focus – giving this romantic, swashbuckling, comic operetta a zany breath of life that will have everyone in the family smiling ear to ear or wanting to pogo!
Books and Lyrics by William Schwenck Gilbert / Music by Arthur Seymour Sullivan / Directed by Jon Tracy / Music
Direction by Jonathan Fadner / Choreography by Emily Morrison / Fight Choreography Dave Maier
Recommended for those ages 5 and older. The show runs 2 hours, including 1 intermission.