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94 Star Starred
Observatory North Park
At 28th Street 2891 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92104
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 15 members
Review from lspuck
3 events 1 review

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

reviewed Mar 26 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Sunny
15 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Bonnie Schwartz
27 events 11 reviews

Marvelous, fun and relaxed evening -- performers were excellent and acoustics extremely good. But what made the evening especially enjoyable was the attentiveness and assistance offered by the staff (box office, floor managers, ushers) with one...continued

reviewed Apr 09 2010 report as inappropriate
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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.

San Diego Beer and Music Festival <em>The Poetry Brothel</em> <em>Salome</em> <em>Kinky Boots</em> <em>Peter Pan</em> Spring Home/Garden Show