The Pirates of Penzance at Fountain Hills Theater
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The last date listed for The Pirates of Penzance was Sunday June 2, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Famous (and famously arrogant) radio lecturer Sheridan Whiteside gets invited to dine at the house of a rich factory owner in a small town, but slips and injures himself before making it inside in the beloved Broadway farce The Man Who Came to Dinner. What follows is a tumultuous confinement, during which time the convalescing curmudgeon riotously takes over the Stanley household -- running up huge phone bills, monopolizing the servants, filling the house with exotic animals and meddling in the lives of everyone involved. Pulitzer Prize-winning duo George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart wrote many comic masterpieces, including You Can't Take It With You and Merrily We Roll Along, but their greatest effort might be The Man Who Came to Dinner. The secret behind the play's numerous revivals is simple: It's very, very funny. Learn More
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Featured review from Susan Garcia
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My husband and I drove in to Fountain Hills from Mesa to see The Pirates of Penzance 5/25/2013. The Mainstage auditorium accommodates well over 100 guests. The first 3 rows are flat; we sat in the 3rd row. You aren't given where you will sit until you pick up your tickets at Will Call. All padded seats in the house seemed to be good; probably tight, though, for a larger person. The theatre was cooled to a comfortable temperature. The local actors were excellent as was the sound system. The cast used the entire auditorium for their performance on occasion. There was one "backdrop" change at intermission. They sell drinks (including wine) and cookies, but no food allowed in the theatre.
A day at the beach for the daughters of a modern Major General provides Frederic and his pirate mates with a chance encounter and a first-rate opportunity to marry with impunity. Then duty, filial and otherwise, threatens to scuttle everything. Can catastrophe be averted? Will love prevail? Of course, but not before Gilbert and Sullivan fire a few broadsides at social stuffiness in this rollicking operetta that abounds in music, comical paradox and delicious silliness delivered with wit as sharp as corsair's cutlass.