Venue Details

70 Star Starred
North Park Theatre
At 28th Street 2891 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92104
619-239-8836
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Member Tips

Maggie Mahoney
Nice casual
info Mar 29 2010 star this tip starred
Maggie Mahoney
No wine!
info Mar 29 2010 star this tip starred
Maggie Mahoney
Reasonable parking structure
info Mar 29 2010 star this tip starred
Asia
We arrived about 1.5hrs before to grad some food & had no problem finding street parking.
info Apr 12 2010 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

15 ratings
4.4 average rating
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1 review
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attended Mar 26 2010

This is an outstanding production with exceptional leads, great sets and wonderful performances all around. A fun evening that will appeal to all ages.

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12 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 11 2010

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,... continued

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 09 2010

Marvelous, fun and relaxed evening -- performers were excellent and acoustics extremely good. But what made the evening especially enjoyable was the attentiveness and... continued

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Website

http://www.lyricoperasandiego.org/events_movies.htm#Pirates

Description

“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.