Artist Series Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, 3/12
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE comes to Jacksonville's Times- Union Center's Moran Theater for one performance only on Tuesday, March 12th at 7:30PM! This New YorK Gilbert & Sullivan Players production is your chance to get carried away by Pirates! The rich sounds of full orchestra, chorus, and legitimate vocal soloists resonate with classic elegance and power while the company's vibrancy, energy and contemporary sense of humor keep the operetta alive and exciting to a modern audience.
Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty "model of a modern Major-General" for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall! This exuberant musical theater masterpiece, directed and conducted by Albert Bergeret with choreography by Bill Fabris, is performed in its original format. THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE - they'll steal your heart away!
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, or The Slave of Duty, was first performed at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on December 31, 1879. It was the only Gilbert & Sullivan operetta to have its world premiere in the United States, and it has remained popular both here and throughout the English speaking world ever since.