at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
The Pirates of Penzance
by Gilbert and Sullivan
What a silly, talented romp! I cannot imagine a better production of this classic piece of fluff.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival delivers 200% of the music and action of the show. The production is physically dazzling, inventive, and big. The voices, especially those of Eddie Lopez (Frederic), Michael Elich (the Pirate King), David Kelly (Major-General Stanley), Robin Goodrin Nordli (Ruth), Robert Vincent Frank (Samuel), and Khori Dastoor (Mable) are socks-knocking-off powerful, expressive, and entertaining. And, yeah, I said "especially" and then named more than a handful of actors... and I feel bad about not singling out more.( Collapse )
Pirates is a wonderful night of musical comedy theater.