Lyrical Love Story
The Pirates of Penzance
I guess I just don’t get out as much as I should! You see, I’ve never been to an opera before, much less to a comic opera. At least not until I spent several recent September evenings photographing The Pirates of Penzance at Shallowford Square in Lewisville.
I wasn’t sure what to expect of this classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. But any doubts I had about the musical quickly evaporated as the talented cast of the West Side Civic Theatre began unveiling a truly delightful and entertaining story.
Plus, there wasn’t a single word of Italian to be heard! So the lyrics were easy to understand and were laced with humor. The music was also wonderfully performed, with the musicians seated in an orchestra pit at the front of the stage.
For more PHOTOS and a link to the extensive PHOTO GALLERY of the musical, please continue to the NEXT SECTION.
Notes of Appreciation
Amazingly, West Side Civic Theatre is in its eleventh year of bringing quality outdoor theater to the Lewisville community. If you find yourself thinking about how much you enjoy the West Side Civic Theatre’s well-done productions, please take a moment to send a brief email of appreciation to West Side Civic Theatre, and also to the Town of Lewisville for their continued support. In these challenging economic times, audience feedback is especially important. Those email addresses are: WSCT@triad.rr.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Photo Gallery
I culled the photos from The Pirates of Penzance down to a little over 500 and divided them into individual sub-galleries for Act I, Act II and the curtain call. Because I combined images taken over several evenings, the photos are a good representation of the story line and are shot from a variety of viewpoints.
I began photographing the West Side Civic Theatre productions only as recently as 2008. So my WSCT photos are limited to four productions: Oklahoma!, Hello Dolly, Peter Pan and The Pirates of Penzance. To view any or all of these galleries, please visit LewisvillePhotos.com’s West Side Civic Theatre photo gallery. Enjoy the photos!