REVIEW: Music Theater Works’ ‘Pirates of Penzance’ a treasured stage adventure

Music Theater Works’ ‘Pirates of Penzance’ a treasured stage adventure By Philip Potempa My last audience encounter with William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan‘s more than a century-old stage favorite musical “The Pirates of Penzance” was in April 2012, when Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire invited the rollicking singing swashbucklers to their theater-in-the-round for a fun two-month run. Prior to that, it was the 2006 sensational staging at Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre. And way back in 1982, there was the new national tour of producer Joseph Papp‘s version playing at what was then Chicago’s Shubert Theater and starring Jim Belushi as The...

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