The Pirates of Penzance
by touring company
Doing one’s duty may be honorable, but becoming its slave, to the point of honoring an apprenticeship to a band of pirates, is a typical Gilbertian comment on excess. Frederic is the erstwhile apprentice of these sentimental pirates who, now that he is 21 years old, has decided to devote himself to the extermination of piracy – until he discovers, in another Gilbertian twist, that his 21st birthday won’t occur until the distant date of 1940 because he was born in leap year on Feb. 29th. Kissing romantic Mabel farewell, he must return to his former colleagues after disclosing that her father, Major-General Stanley, has lied to the Pirate King about being an orphan, the well known secret for any captive to obtain mercy. The pirates seek revenge for having been played, easily defeat a band of diffident and out-gunned policemen, and then yield “in Queen Victoria’s name” when it is revealed that they are all noblemen who have gone wrong.
An abbreviated Pirates of Penzance in one act with a cast of six professional singers. After intermission, they’ll offer an hour of G&S favorites, including requests from the audience.
If you love the classic characters and tuneful scores of Gilbert and Sullivan, this is your chance to hear the very best in the world, and introduce your friends and family to their new favorite artform!
Among the world’s finest purveyors of the classic comic operettas of W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players have more than 45 years of experience and a stellar reputation for giving vitality to the living legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan through performance and education.
Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, who has been hailed as “the leading custodian of the G&S classics” by New York Magazine, NYGASP has presented over 2,500 performances of the G&S masterpieces throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K. captivating audiences of all ages.
November 05, 2023
305 Washington Street
Kerrville, TX, 78028
The Cailloux Performances Series presents the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 3 pm in the Cailloux Theater.