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The Pirates of Penzance

Aug. 19th, 2011 | 02:17 pm

Ashland, Oregon
at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Pirates of PenzanceThe 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.More about the PerformanceCollapse )

Pirates is a wonderful night of musical comedy theater.

Ozdachs Rating:  4.5  Syntaxes out of 5 

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