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Observatory North Park
At 28th Street 2891 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92104
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5 reviews
13 stars
Share anything else here. Just start typing...extremely helpful and courteous ushers....particularly Roxie who was a big help to me. Sunday afternoon 2 oclock performance
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4 stars
If you park in the structure on 29th the money is going to charity if you pay for it in the theater
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"The Pirates of Penzance"
15 ratings
4.4 average rating
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3 events
1 review
0 stars
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, the seats are relatively narrow, so when a huge man sits next to you and...continued

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10 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 10 2010

Enjoyed seeing this production of Gilbert and Sullivan! The lead singers were outstanding!

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“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.