Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance from The HypocritesChopin Theatre Studio (1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60622)
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The last date listed for Pirates of Penzance was Sunday January 13, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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Showcasing Cole Porter's signature wit and masterful composition, Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-winning production of Anything Goes features beloved songs such as "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "You're the Top." This timeless tale of boy-meets-girl and the resulting roller coaster ride centers on Billy Crocker, who falls hopelessly in love with a wealthy heiress. When he sees her boarding a boat to London, he throws caution to the wind and becomes a stowaway. Madcap hijinks ensue when his fellow passengers, including the evangelist-turned-nightclub-singer Reno Sweeney and second-rate gangster Moonface Martin, decide to help Billy win his true love. Learn More
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Written on Jan 10 2013
Written on Dec 28 2012
Loved this show. Brought different age family members with me. Little ones could roam a little which was marvelous. Actors were extremely talented musically. A great twist on an old Gilbert & Sullivan masterpiece. I felt like I was involved in a great comedy rendition. Fun evening.
Written on Dec 24 2012
This was a top notch performance as I have come to expect from anything staged by "The Hypocrites". The entire cast sings & plays a variety of instruments. The staging on a Key West style dock, bouncing beach balls & kiddie pools make for a fun time, and audience participation is encouraged. I also saw the same troupe perform the Mikado & thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written on Dec 12 2012
This play is theater set everwhere in the room. The action moves through the whole space and the audience is also encouraged, and often required by the actors' blocking, to also move around throughout the performance. This frequent movement keeps you focused on the action. The production is a cheeky and fun take on the classic that certainly does justic to the absurdities of the script.
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Quotes & Highlights
- Read about the production in the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Read an interview with director Sean Graney in Time Out Chicago.
- "In his giddy, ever-buoyant, freshly reinvented revival of the show for the Hypocrites, director Sean Graney has stepped up to the helm of this goofy classic and... turned it into the very model of a thoroughly hip and playfully modern piece of musical theater ... The result is a zany delight." --Chicago Sun-Times
- "This is not your father’s Gilbert and Sullivan. I kept thinking about how much Gilbert would have liked it. And of all Graney’s many non-traditional creations in this town over the last few years, this is certainly among my favorites." --Chicago Tribune
Pirates of Penzance is presented in promenade style which means there is no fixed seating, and the audience physically moves around the space with the actors. There is seating in which to rest temporarily, but you will be asked to stand or move during the performance. It's a lot of fun, but the producers caution against attending if you prefer not to participate in this type of theater experience.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Hypocrites
Their mission, which is ever-evolving to adapt to the growth of their organization, is to make a Theater of Honesty. They define a Theater of Honesty chiefly through two elements of their work: performance and presentation. In performance, their actors shall employ a genuine emotional vulnerability, rather than manufacturing a disconnected, intellectual version of emotion. In presentation, they shall acknowledge their presence in a theater and embrace high theatricality. Through this balance of an unyielding emotional honesty and accepting a concept of "play," they seek to strengthen the connection between artist and audience, enriching their audience's imaginative experience. Ultimately, they aim, perhaps somewhat naively, to spread understanding within society, thereby minimizing cruelty