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Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance

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Young Frederic, who has spent his formative years as a junior pirate, plans to mark his 21st birthday by breaking free from the Pirate King and beginning his courtship of Mabel. But because he was born in a Leap Year, Frederic isn’t technically 21– and the Pirate King is still his master. Unless something gives, Frederic will soon be on a collision course with the Pirate King’s new nemesis: Mabel’s father.

This updated version of the original D’Oyly Carte production marries the wit of British Music Hall and the American show-biz know-how of a combustive Broadway musical; including dance, visual gags, and many well-loved songs such as “I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General,” “Poor Wand’ring One,” and “A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One.”

The Pirates of Penzanceis the quintessence of silly, a delightful excuse to indulge in the literate humor of Gilbert’s libretto, the enchanting melodies of Arthur Sullivan’s score, and the powerhouse talents of our Musical Theatre students. Reserved seating $32/$26/$13 with student ID.

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