“From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical”
Some historical notes: During the late 19th century, the Brits made operas too, except instead of being ponderous like the Germans or romantic like the Italians, the operas from Old Blighty were funny. Consequently, the work of Gilbert and Sullivan often gets played out in the realm of musical theater, as opposed to the opera world that produces, say, Puccini or Strauss. Albuquerque has a tradition of community theater embracing musical theater of all sorts, from the Albuquerque Civic Light Opera Association to Musical Theater Southwest. Now a new player has the spotlight turned toward them. Landmark Musicals presents the high-lariously engaging Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera, The Pirates of Penzance. The curtain rises on Saturday, Nov. 25 and the production runs weekends through Sunday, Dec. 3. Participants are practically guaranteed to leave this luxurious laugh-a-minute dramedy singing “Modern Major General” after the final curtain; failure to do so will result in a resounding shout of “bollocks!” from your hipster friends.
Saturday Dec 9, 2017
UNM Main Campus (Popejoy Hall)
Albuquerque, NM 87122
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A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General.
A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General. It’s a fresh take on one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic operas The Pirates of Penzance is directed by Art Tedesco with choreography by Louis and Courtney Giannini. The music director is Darby Fegan and the production is designed by the Emmy Award-winning Dahl Delu. For tickets go to unmtickets.com or call 925-5858.