The Pirates of Penzance
The only thing serious about Sacramento Theatre Company's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance is director Michael Laun's intention to do it right. Pirates is funny—laugh-out-loud, goofy funny—and Laun gets it. So, too, does the cast. Choreography by Ryan Blanning, who also plays the Lieutenant; the band, led by Samuel Clein; and the Elizabethan set (with the Queen herself looking down upon the stage), designed by Jarrod Bodensteiner, Renee Degarmo and Brian Watson, complete the perfectly pleasing picture. Su 2pm; W, Th 6:30pm; F 8pm; Sa 2pm & 8pm. Through 5/17. $34-$38. Main Stage at Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St.; (916) 443-6722; www.sactheatre.org. J.C.