A theatrical costume designer has a tough task. You want the work to be vibrant and distinct, but it also needs to match the tone and vision of the production. (Making the actors look good is in there somewhere as well.) Lynda L. Salsbury did all of that for the Ordway's The Pirates of Penzance. Director James Rocco moved the action to the Pacific Northwest, and Salsbury went right along, offering up a bevy of Mounties, pirates, maidens, and, of course, the very model of a modern Major-General. Those particular costumes were works of art, as they implied every bit of bluster, pride, and fussiness of the eloquent owner, right down to the epaulettes on his dressing gown. The whole production sounded great and looked great — and we give Salsbury plenty of credit for that.