A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder tells the story of, you guessed it: love and murder. Set in the early 20th century, Monty Navarro suddenly finds himself in line to be Earl of Highhurst. Monty then must navigate love interests and how to quickly make his way up the line of inheritance in this musical comedy… [ more >> ]
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.
Lasers are taken for granted these days. They're all over the place now—surgeries, measuring tools, cat toys—and none of these kids seem to care. In the '60s, when they were invented, lasers were the gosh darn bees knees. This Friday, Dec 8, Dr. Russell TerBeek explains what lasers are and how they're used—and discusses whether our portrayal of them in popular culture is accurate… [ more >> ]