Daryl Gray's Pirates of Penzance! at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
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The last date listed for Daryl Gray's Pirates of Penzance! was Thursday November 19, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Get your tickets to three Broadway San Jose musicals for the 2014 season. This special holiday presale allows you to snag a ticket package to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jersey Boys and Wicked before individual tickets go on sale to the public. Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical that's full of unforgettable songs including "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door." Jersey Boys is the Tony and Grammy-winning Best Musical about the rise of rock 'n' roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons, featuring the hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." Then, there's Wicked. Winner of 35 major awards and called "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" by the New York Times, Wicked is the story of two girls from Oz who grow up to be two very different witches. Your package includes a ticket to all three plays on Thursday, Friday or Sunday evenings. Learn More
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The event felt long and slow. The story tempo was slow, confusing, and uninteresting. The dance choreography and performance was pleasant to watch but unexciting. The opera singing consisted of 4 singers sitting infront of the stage. The singing was poorly mixed with the orchestra music: the voices were sometimes too soft and intelligible or too sharp and grating to the ear. The highlight of the event was the orchestral music and the seating arrangements. The theater is small but the all the seat provided unobstructed view of the stage.
Quotes & Highlights
- “Brave and jolly Pirates!...enjoyable, giddy...sustained virtuosic dancing. Four singers are ingeniously woven into the ballet.” --The New York Times
Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance explodes onto the ballet stage with swashbuckling pirates and damsels in distress. Following the comic operetta of 1879 and the hit musical of 1980, choreographer Daryl Gray's extravaganza is jam packed with tour de force dance, a re-orchestrated Broadway-flavored score featuring four comic onstage vocalists, Symphony Silicon Valley live performance under the baton of Dwight Oltman, and all the fantasy, gaiety, and romance that this wonderful G&S story has to offer. Ballet San Jose Artistic Director Nahat calls Daryl Gray’s Pirates of Penzance, "stylish fantasy and heaps of fun." These buccaneers deliver loads of action and non-stop laughs for the entire family.
Daryl Gray’s Pirates of Penzance traces the adventures of the always-dutiful young Frederic. After learning that, as a child, he was accidentally apprenticed to a band of pirates (his nurse misheard ‘pilot’ for ‘pirate’), Frederic vows to pursue a more honorable path in life and fight against the pirates—that is, as soon as he finishes his apprenticeship with them, as he feels his duty requires. The buccaneers, actually all kindhearted folk, find it hard to keep up their marauding ways, but nonetheless, they kidnap a group of beautiful young women to become their wives, incurring the wrath of the local authorities. Only the intervention of Frederic, who falls in love with one of the women, can bring peace between pirates and police.