Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance
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If you’re stuck in a contract of servitude that will last most of your life, it might as well be with the nicest pirates in the world!
James Schuette’s vivid, colorful scenery will transport you to the coast of Cornwall in a production that has been described as “playful” (San Diego Union Tribune) and “sunny” (Atlanta Journal Constitution).
A Pirate King and “Modern Major-General” are just the beginning of the farcical fun in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. Frederic, an apprentice indentured to the world’s most trusting band of pirates, is celebrating his 21st birthday and leaving in search of love when he encounters the Major-General’s group of daughters. Hilarity ensues in this comic opera that begs for a cast of seriously talented singers as the Major-General plots to keep his daughters from the pirates and the Pirate King makes plans to keep Frederic in his band.
Sung in English with English supertitles.
Runtime: Approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes including one intermission.
All programs are subject to change given the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 health crisis. Should USUO need to cancel or change elements of the season, ticket holders will be notified about their ticket options. USUO continues to prioritize the health and well-being of the entire community.
GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. Consider checking out What to Expect at the Opera to help you determine if an opera is right for your child. No babes in arms will be admitted.
The Pirates of Penzance contains references to alcohol and comic violence.
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LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the performance, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.
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