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Critic’s Picks: “Pirates of Penzance” at UPS, Flying Karamazov Brothers in Seattle, Kittredge tempera show and piper in Old Town Tacoma

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Feb. 3, 2012 at 5:46 am with No Comments »
January 30, 2012 9:50 am
Nathan DiPietro, "Stream Rehabilitation." Courtesy image.

Last week for Kittredge tempera show

It’s the last week to see works in tempera by Nathan DiPietro at UPS’ Kittredge Gallery. DiPietro paints a bleak Northwest where lush native forests are replaced with developments and greenbelts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday through Feb. 11. Free. Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Lawrence St., Tacoma.www.pugetsound.edu/kittredge

“The Pirates of Penzance” at UPS

It is indeed a glorious thing to be a Pirate King, at least at the University of Puget Sound this week, where vocal music students are putting on a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s immortal comic operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” with orchestra accompaniment. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-11, 2 p.m. Feb. 12. $12/$8/$5 UPS students. Schneebeck Concert Hall, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, tickets.pugetsound.edu

The Flying Karamazov Brothers land in Seattle

Nearly 40 years old now, this hilarious troupe of jugglers, acrobats and zany performers comes to ACT in Seattle after acclaimed shows off-Broadway, in London and Madrid. You can even bring along a small object for The Champ to keep aloft in an audience-participation juggling act. 7:30 p.m. tonight, Feb. 4, 9, 10 and 11; 2 p.m. Feb. 4 and 11; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 5 and 12.$35/$28 seniors/$20 under-25/$15 students. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St, Seattle. 206-292-7676, www.acttheatre.org

Revels presents piper Dick Hensold

As part of its ongoing salon concert series, Puget Sound Revels presents traditional piper Dick Hensold, who’ll play Northumbrian smallpipes (a quiet bagpipe from Northeast England), reel pipes (the indoor version of the Scottish Highland pipes), seljefløyte (a Norwegian willow-flute), säckpipa (the Swedish bagpipes), and pibgorn (the Welsh hornpipe) in styles including Cape Breton, early Scottish, Northumbrian, Scandinavian, medieval and Irish. 7 p.m. Feb. 7. $12/$6 advance; $15/$7.50 at door. Old Town Music Society, 2101 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-756-1804, www.pugetsoundrevels.org, www.dickhensold.com


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