Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance from Lyric Opera San Diego
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The last date listed for The Pirates of Penzance was Sunday April 11, 2010 / 2:30pm.
Currently at Birch North Park Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $62.00 - $72.00
- Our Price:
- $31.00 - $44.00
San Diego Musical Theatre presents the stage adaptation of Irving Berlin's beloved 1954 musical film White Christmas at the Birch North Park Theatre this holiday season, complete with a live 22-piece orchestra. Brimming with such timeless Berlin hits as "Blue Skies," "How Deep Is the Ocean?" and the unforgettable title song, White Christmas tells the story of U.S. Army veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, a pair of performers with a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge -- which, as it turns out, just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former Army commander. When they learn that the inn's future is in jeopardy, the showbiz gents team up with the sisters and save the day by producing a sparkling, family-friendly holiday show bursting with cheerful dancing, treasured tunes and a generous helping of Yuletide cheer. Learn More
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The performers were excellent. Warning-- the conditioning in the Balboa doesn't work, so the summer should be avoided. At a spring production, it very stuffy. Further, the seats are relatively narrow, so when a huge man sits next to you and laps over into your seat, the result is less than an enjoyable evening. While the refurbished theater is lovely to look at, it isn't a good environment for the patron to appreciate the music.
“The Pirates of Penzance” was premiered in America before it was produced in London, so we really can make a claim that this is an “all American Masterpiece” season. With this show Gilbert and Sullivan hit their mature stride, and the topsy-turvy world got its first unqualified success, as well as an immediate slot as a certified masterwork. The excellence of the lyrics and score are an example of the very best in the tradition of musical theater. We have a long time company commitment to the presentation of these gems of the world tradition. This is another example of a show which is suitable for the entire family, and a show which draws grandparents, mothers, fathers, and children who can cherish it as a memory and share in it with pleasure together. We will present the company debut of Egyptian bass, Ashraf Sewailam, as the Pirate King, a role he has played widely in the United Kingdom, as well as America. This brings a new artist to our city and our company and will provide a great professional example for the members of the cast. Leon Natker will conduct and J. Sherwood Montgomery will again portray the Major General.
About the Ticket Supplier: Lyric Opera San Diego
Formerly known as San Diego Comic Opera, Lyric Opera San Diego has been bringing accessible, affordable opera and musical theatre productions to San Diego since 1979. The company performs operas and musicals from the European and American tradition, in English, presenting the finest young musical talent available with full orchestra and chorus accompaniment.