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The Chandler Studios, located at 54 Berkeley St. in the South End, celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, May 30. Pictured above is one of the studio guest rooms in the chic boutique hotel.

The Chandler Studios, located at 54 Berkeley St. in the South End, celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, May 30. Pictured above is one of the studio guest rooms in the chic boutique hotel.

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This week: “Pirates of Penzance,” the new, chic Chandler Studios hotel and the French cuisine of Bistro du Midi.

Always game for a new experience, I recently attended The Hypocrites’ “Pirates of Penzance” at the American Repertory Theatre. The 80-minute adaptation of the classic comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan was part fun and irreverence with a dash of craziness and an audience sing-a-long thrown in for good measure.