Pirates of Penzance

PiratesFeb 14 – 23, 2014
Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Orchestration by Peter Murray
Presented in the Historic Theater

Gilbert and Sullivan are the undisputed masters of comic operetta and the proud parents of the modern musical. That their works are more in demand today than when they were created over a century ago is ample proof of their lasting brilliance. When the hero of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE was but a boy, his father instructed his nurse to have him apprenticed as a pilot. She thought he said ‘pirate’ and thus the zany troubles began. Twelve giggling sisters, a band of rough and tumble pirates, and a league of London’s finest law enforcement all come together for hilarious fun in one of the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan musicals of all times.