Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance


Streaming Media


Gilbert and Sullivan

Performance Dates

July 7-10, 14-16, 2022

Creative Team

Directed by Lenny Leibowitz

Music Direction by Dennis Davenport

Choreography by Stella Hiatt Kane

Scenic Design by Stephanie R. Gerckens

Costume Design by Glenn Breed, Wardrobe Witchery

Lighting Design by T.J. Gerckens

Sound Design/A1 by Ethan Brown

Stage Managed by Han Coffman


Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. A fresh take on one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic operas, this updated version of The Pirates of Penzance took New York by storm when it premiered in Central Park in 1980, leading to a subsequent smash-hit Broadway run.

Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of "The very model of a modern Major-General."

Pirates of Penzance