Photo Flash: The Hypocrites' THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE Begin Tonight

On the heels of their critically acclaimed hit ALL OUR TRAGIC, The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 Season with another world premiere: a playful re-imaging of Gilbert and Sullivan''s comic opera H.M.S. PINAFORE, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Thrisa Hodits with new arrangements by Matt Kahler* and Andra Velis Simon. In what has become an annual celebration of the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, H.M.S. PINAFORE will run in repertory with remounts of the company''s wildly popular productions of THE MIKADO and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, also adapted and directed by Graney. All three productions will be helmed by ten creatively cast performers acting as their own orchestra, with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. Scroll down for a first look at the latter two shows!

The ten-member ensemble cast of H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE includes: Kate Carson-Groner, Emily Casey, Matt Kahler*, Robert McLean*, Dana Omar, Shawn Pfautsch, Doug Pawlik, Erik Schroeder, Christine Stulik* and Lauren Vogel.

The production team includes: Michael Smallwood (scenic design), Alison Siple (costume design), Heather Gilbert (lighting design), Maria DeFabo (props design) and Miranda Anderson (stage manager).

THE MIKADO

Adapted and Directed by Sean Graney

Co-directed by Thrisa Hodits

Music direction by Andra Velis Simon

Previews: Thursday, December 11 at 8 pm & Friday, December 12 at 8 pm
Regular Run: Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Saturday, February 7, 2015

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Adapted and Directed by Sean Graney

Co-adapted by Kevin O'Donnell

Co-directed by Thrisa Hodits

Music direction by Andra Velis Simon

Previews: Thursday, December 18 at 8 pm & Friday, December 19 at 8 pm
Regular Run: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Hypocrites'' repertory of three Gilbert and Sullivan favorites, the perfect non-denominational holiday offering, will play November 26, 2014 - February 7, 2015 at their new home, The Den Theatre, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Ticket for all three productions are currently on sale at www.the-hypocrites.com. The press opening for H.M.S. PINAFORE is Monday, December 1 at 8 pm.

Photo Credit: Matthew Gregory Hollis

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Photo Flash: The Hypocrites' THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE Begin Tonight
(front row, left to right) Dana Omar, Christine Stulik and Robert McLean with (back row, left to right) Matt Kahler, Erik Schroeder, Becky Poole, Emily Casey, Ryan Bourque and Doug Pawlik in THE MIKADO

Photo Flash: The Hypocrites' THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE Begin Tonight
Matt Kahler, Christine Stulik and Robert McLean in THE MIKADO



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