Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Pirates of Penzance! Gilbert & Sullivan Society & Brit Company hits Strand Mon, Ap 16, 7:30 pm; opener is Rosencrantz and Guildernstern
The evening reproduces the ambience of a night in Victorian London’s Savoy Theatre, says John Goddard.
G&S will also present the locally produced “curtain-raiser,” Sir W.S. Gilbert’s Shakespearean burlesque “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.” Directed by G&S expert Ralph MacPhail, Jr., it presents top-notch local stage actors, including John Bogan, Susan Kirton, Patrick Kirton, Nate Wasson, Porter Gandy, and Joy Rawls.
Featuring stunning new period costumes and staging, the Carl Rosa Opera’s Pirates has built an international reputation for its fresh approach to traditional productions.
A pre-performance gala on the mezzanine of the Strand will be held for supporters of G&S at 6 pm. Tickets are $100.
Strand Box Office: 318-226-8555. Gala Tickets include premium seating to both shows.
Performance: Mon, Ap 16
Tickets: $30, $25.