Pirates of Penzance

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The Pirates of Penzance

May 15 and 16, 2016 at 7:30PM

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

10037 84 Ave. NW, Edmonton

Tickets $20 at TIX on the Square


Two ONE-WAY Tickets To Broadway Productions is presenting another world-famous Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, in a concert setting accompanied by a live orchestra.

This concert performance is conducted by Martin Galba, directed by Carolyn Waye and is stacked with amazing local classical talent! We are so thrilled to have many alumni back with us (borrowing a few members of the Edmonton Opera Chorus along the way) – Victoria Biel (Into The Woods, The Mikado, Little Shop of Horrors) in the role of Mabel; Ron Long (The Mikado, La Cage Aux Folles, Titanic, Sweeney Todd) in the role of Frederic; Glynis Price (The Mikado, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Drowsy Chaperone) in the role of Ruth; Stephanie Bent (The Mikado) in the role of Kate; Kendra Benterud (Into The Woos) in the role of Isabel; and introducing newcomers to our company Clint Hagel in the role of The Pirate King; Alla Salakhova in the role of Edith;  Garreth Borgstrom in the role of Samuel; Dwane Kunitz in the role of Major General; Adam Conway in the role of Sargeant with Harry Currie, Susan Henley, Holly Parkis, Matt Read, Carolyn Waye​ – accompanied by a 12 piece live orchestra.

Funds raised from this fundraisers will provide financial assistance to local elementary, junior and senior high school students and allow them to attend one of our 2016.2017 Season performances of Broadway Musicals free of charge.


About the show 

Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on 29 February, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his “twenty-first birthday”, meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic’s only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.

The Pirates of Penzance was the fifth Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration and introduced the much-parodied “Major-General’s Song”. The opera was performed for over a century by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company in Britain and many other opera companies and repertory companies worldwide. Modernized productions include Joseph Papp’s 1981 Broadway production, which ran for 787 performances, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, and spawning many imitations and a 1983 film adaptation. Pirates remains popular today, taking its place along with The Mikado and H.M.S. Pinafore as one of the most frequently played Gilbert and Sullivan operas.