Pirates of Penzance (May 2019)

Performances: Apr. 26 & 27, May 3, 4, 5*, 10, 11, 12*, 17 & 18, 2019
Curtain Time: 8 p.m.
*May 5 & 12 are special 2:00 pm Sunday matinees!
Auditions: February 17 & 18 @ 7 pm
Directed by: Mavis Jennings
Musical Direction by: Ron Jones

Music by Arthur Sullivan and Libretto by W. S. Gilbert

Pirates of Penzance is the famous, comic, Gilbert & Sullivan musical in two acts. The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love.

Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his “twenty-first birthday”, meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic’s only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.

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