The Pirates of Penzance
by Gilbert and Sullivan [DVD 782.14 Pir]
Kevin Kline and Linda Ronstadt lead a very charming production of The Pirates of Penzance.
The singing is phenomenal-- I especially enjoyed Rondstadt's first
entrance as "Mabel" - a naive young daughter of a Major General who runs
into trouble and young love with pirates. Other highlights include
Kline's version of "Cat-Like Tread," where the pirates dance around in a
not so cat-like fashion, and of course the famous hit, "Modern Major
General" sung by George Rose. Witty, funny, charming, and incredibly
virtuosic. [If you like this, you may also enjoy The Mikado - by Gilbert and Sullivan (DVD); HMS Pinafore and Trial by Jury - by Gilbert and Sullivan (DVD); Gilbert and Sullivan: a Dual Biography - by Michael Ainger] -- recommended by Jeremiah J. - Bennett Martin Public Library
[The Pirates of Penzance is also available in a variety of other formats, including Score, Compact and annotated sheet music.]
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