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Pirates: The best-known and beloved by all!

Pirates of Penzance Update

After working diligently to find a way to present the 2022 production amidst the obstacles of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone
the performance until March 2023.  This decision was driven by our concern for the health and safety of our cast members, crew, orchestra and staff.

While we can’t welcome you to Mandel Hall in March, we are exploring ideas to present an entertaining digital program for our audience.
We will post these plans as soon as they are finalized.

To our loyal audience and friends, we say thank you for your understanding and your support. We will be back!

Meet Our '22 Cast

Meet the 2022 Cast!

The cast for our planned 2022 production of Pirates features a mix of returning audience favorites as well as newcomers to the Company, featuring, as always, a talented and dynamic ensemble culled from a competitive and large pool of auditioners.

Discovering the new narratives in the traditional G&S canon.

O ver its 60 years, the Company has performed every work in the Gilbert and Sullivan canon. The Company has a policy of alternating the signature operas with the obscure, taking into consideration anniversary years and programming by other local companies. H.M.S. Pinafore has been performed eight times, The Mikado, The GondoliersIolanthe, and The Yeomen of the Guard have each been produced seven times. The Pirates of Penzance and Ruddigore have each been produced six times. Princess Ida and Patience have been produced four times; The Sorcerer three times; Trial by Jury, twice; and Utopia, Limited and The Grand Duke once each. In 2019 the Company took a temporary break from the traditional canon, presenting Merrie England by Edward German and Basil Hood, the designated successors to Gilbert and Sullivan.

Throughout its history, the Company’s goal has been to produce the best possible performances which are true to the traditional Gilbert and Sullivan style. The Company is very proud of its foundation as a strictly amateur organization. Our participants continue to be community residents as well as University students, faculty and staff, and a not inconsiderable number of professionals from outside the community, who apparently have found the Company’s ambiance worth a commuting relationship.

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