The Pirates of Penzance: February 2010
Music by Arthur Sullivan, lyrics by W.S. Gilbert, adapted and updated by Simon Gallaher.
The EssGee Entertainment production of The Pirates of Penzance is a lively and hilarious adaptation of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. The story follows Frederic, a young man who was mistakenly apprenticed to a band of pirates and longs to leave their life of crime. He falls in love with Mabel, the daughter of a Major-General, but complications arise when the pirates threaten to take her and her sisters as their own brides. With catchy tunes, witty lyrics, and plenty of comedic moments, this production is a joy for all ages. Simon Gallaher’s adaptation features contemporary references and a fresh energy, while staying true to the spirit of the original operetta.
Directed by Steven Foster, Produced by Mike Mear
Musical Director: David Blackwell