The Pirates of Penzance | Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 10 2012

This spirited revival embodies everything that's great about Gilbert & Sullivan's 1879 comic opera: wit, energy, craft, and intelligence saturate its many delicious layers of sweet parody and savory satire. Dominic Missimi's fine cast never stumble. They're playful without getting sloppy, note-perfect without being show-offy or pedantic about it. W.S. Gilbert's intricate, hilarious lyrics are delivered with perfect diction and leavened with lots of well-executed physical bits. It's glorious to see how well the show conforms to the letter and spirit of the original while satisfying contemporary tastes. There's not a weak link in the whole production. —Jack Helbig

Price: $36-$49

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