High School Musical: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCEFebruary 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th at 7:30pm; and February 9th and 16th at 2pm
It's almost here! Gilbert and Sullivan's witty, zesty, and sparkling comic romp, The Pirates of Penzance, is this year's High School Musical, performing at 7:30pm on the evenings of February 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th, and at 2pm on Sunday, February 9th and 16th.
Synopsis: Frederick, the self-described “slave of duty,” is finally almost 21 years of age. At noon on the day we meet him, he will be freed from his mistaken apprenticeship to the least ruthless pirate band ever seen, the Pirates of Penzance, whom he will immediately dedicate himself to eradicating. His beloved nursemaid, Ruth, who joined the pirates when Frederick did, wishes to leave with and marry him. Frederick, having been at sea since childhood, has seen no other woman and so tentatively agrees to the union. However, upon hearing and seeing from afar the singing daughters of Major General Stanley, he casts poor Ruth from him. Frederick is particularly smitten with Mabel, who sings “Poor Wandering One” to him. The pirates also appear and propose marriage to the daughters, all 23 of them, to which they object. Major General Stanley then introduces himself (“I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General”) and, through the use of an elegant fiction, rescues his wards from pirate clutches. Later, Frederick plans his attack on the pirate lair with a tribe of comic constables led by the Police Sergeant (“When the Foeman Bares His Steel”). BUT!!! When it is revealed that Frederick was born on February 29th (a leap year) and as a consequence is only five and a quarter years old, he must again do his duty, foreswear (or at least put off) Mabel, return to the pirate fold, and repulse the same annihilating attack he had planned! What a pickle!Come join our cast of 42 singing actors in their beautiful costumes accompanied by our terrific orchestra for six fabulous performances in Sophia Hall! Shows are at 7:30pm on the evenings of February 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th, and at 2:00pm the afternoons of February 9th and 16th. (Runs about 2¼ hours.)This will be one of our best shows yet! From the same creative team who brought you The Mikado, Annie Get Your Gun, My Fair Lady, and many more. Absolutely not to be missed! You’ll want to see it more than once, so catch it early in the run! Absolutely guaranteed first-rate, sure-fire superb singing, dancing, and comedic moments in riotous plenitude galore! Suitable for ages 8 and up.
Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets (click here for a link to site) and in both the Main and High School offices.
Cost is $10.00. Suitable for grades 4 and up.
Roles are double-cast, so be sure to see it twice!