The Pirates of Penzance

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is sure to resonate with modern audiences, in light of today's far-right extremist groups and recent anti-Semitic attacks.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is thrilled to announce its 50th Anniversary Season Subscription Series, featuring an inspiring collection of Broadway and Classical performances in 2019 and 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
Darlington Hippodrome has lifted the lid on a selection of new shows for its Summer 2019 season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
MasterVoices will conclude its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of a new adaptation of the legendary Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Moss Hartmusical Lady in the Dark. Presented as part of New York City Center's 75th-anniversary season, it is directed and conducted by MasterVoices Artistic Director Ted Sperling, and choreographed by Doug Varone.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
City Lit Theater Artistic Director Terry McCabe today announced his 17-person cast for the company's 2018-2019 season closer - a double-bill of one-acts, dubbed TWO DAYS IN COURT,  offering first a fantastic and then a silly and satiric look at the legal system. McCabe will direct the bill, which will open with THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER -  the play by Stephen Vincent Benet based on his 1936 short story.
by Student Blogger: Kelsie Davis - Mar 19, 2019
The end of a show holds the usual post-show depression. The end of The Pirates of Penzance was a little more bittersweet than usual. I was so excited to see this show up and running onstage. Each night the numbers got better, and the comedy became a little more intentional. Seeing my choreography on stage and getting positive feedback for it was incredible. I have never been so proud of something before, which seems fitting for it being my last production at Olivet Nazarene University.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
The Outre Theatre Company and the City of Pompano Beach are pleased to announce Outre's next production, Gregory Naufft's award-winning play Next Fall. Winner of the 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New American Play, Next Fall is a witty, provocative examination of what sustains us, and what it means to love unconditionally.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
The award-winning Bodhi Tree Concerts, the San Diego nonprofit that presents eclectic musical concerts that raise funds for local nonprofits, presents the famed guitar duo of Fred Benedetti and George Svoboda in concert at St. James by-the-Sea on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 4 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Opera Memphis brings to the stage Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore. A rollicking, time-tested delight, this opera is packed with endearing characters, memorable tunes, and a hilariously topsy-turvy ending the whole family will enjoy. Performances are February 8 & 9 at 7:30 PM with a Sunday matinee on February 10 at 3:00 PM. All performances take place at Germantown Performing Arts Center. For tickets or more information please visit www.operamemphis.org or call 901.257.3100.
by Pati Buehler - Jan 29, 2019
Tis' always a glorious thing to "See" A Pirate King as The Sketch Club Players take on the huge task of staging a high energy production.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 Theatre Women Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Does the singular act of donating a kidney make you a hero? Amanda has a certificate dedicated to her heroism but she's uncomfortable with that label. On the other hand! She loves the attention being a hero provides her so she wrote a solo show about all the containers of pee she had to carry on the subway. I'm Just Kidneying takes a whimsical look into the process of living kidney donation and pokes holes into the idea of what it takes to be "hero material." 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
The New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts (VYPCs), for children ages three to six, will begin its 14th season Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Monday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Merkin Hall, 129 West 67th Street. The program, titled "Allegro and Adagio," is the first installment in Philharmonic Playground, the season's theme that imagines the Orchestra as a playground.
by Don Grigware - Jan 24, 2019
Actress/producer Dianne Fraser is a well known and much beloved gal  in and around the LA cabaret scene. She is executive producer of the popular An Evening of Classic Broadway that performs five/six times a year at Rockwell Table and Stage. She recently sat down for a look back at 2018 and to discuss her plans for 2019 for the show and for her own career as actress/singer. Sum up, if you would, the progress of An Evening of Classic Broadway in 2018. An Evening of Classic Broadway hit its stride in 2018. Brad Ellis and I celebrated a milestone with out 25th performance and have been sellin
by Walter McBride - Jan 23, 2019
Today, we're bringing you back to 1981 with this flashback photo from our archives of Gary Sandy, following a performance of Pirates of Penzance!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
Tickets are now on sale for the McGill Savoy Society's upcoming production of Gilbert and Sullivan's RUDDIGORE, or The Witch's Curse: An Entirely Original Supernatural Opera!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
Fraser Entertainment Group's An Evening of Classic Broadway, a recent nominee for BWW.com's Los Angeles Regional Award for Best Special Theatre Event, makes a return engagement at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles. The show tune songfest will take place on Tuesday, January 29th at 8PM (doors open at 6:30).
by BWW - Jan 20, 2019
Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2019 for New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
A drama about an acting troupe performing a controversial play and a world premiere musical about life in Cuba past and present garnered the most nominations for the 43rd annual Carbonell Awards, which honor excellence in theater in South Florida.  Indecent, produced by Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach, earned nine nominations, and Havana Music Hall, produced by Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables, earned seven.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2019
New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' has announced a free public reading of Gilbert and Sullivan's BLOODY KING OEDIPUS, Monday night, Jan. 6, 2020, at 7:00 pm at the Marcelle Theater, in the Grad Center Arts District.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
Opera Memphis brings to the stage Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore. A rollicking, time-tested delight, this opera is packed with endearing characters, memorable tunes, and a hilariously topsy-turvy ending the whole family will enjoy. Performances are February 8 & 9 at 7:30 PM with a Sunday matinee on February 10 at 3:00 PM. All performances take place at Germantown Performing Arts Center. For tickets or more information please visit www.operamemphis.org or call 901.257.3100.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
Opera Memphis brings to the stage Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore. A rollicking, time-tested delight, this opera is packed with endearing characters, memorable tunes, and a hilariously topsy-turvy ending the whole family will enjoy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is the '80s rock ballad blast that features the music of Styx, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister, and more. With Mickey Thomas as lead vocalist, Starship produced hits including 'We Built This City' (which appears in the production), 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now,' and 'Sara.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
On Thursday, March 21st and Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 7:30pm, Toronto Musical Concerts (TMC) presents a professional staged reading of Jason Robert Brown's PARADE In Concert at the Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre - 750 Spadina Ave).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is the '80s rock ballad blast that features the music of Styx, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister, and more. With Mickey Thomas as lead vocalist, Starship produced hits including 'We Built This City' (which appears in the production), 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now,' and 'Sara.'
by Student Blogger: Kelsie Davis - Feb 5, 2019
Over the past decade, theatre has continually challenged me. There are always the inner challenges of trusting my instincts, being open to express myself, and working through failures. I am currently in my senior year of college, and in the past four years, I have also been challenged in new positions within the theatre.
by Student Blogger: Kelsie Davis - Feb 27, 2019
Preparing for a major project, such as choreographing a musical, seemed very intimidating at first. Even as I wrote the choreography there were moments that I wasn't sure if the approach that I was taking was going to work for the show. I had a basic concept for the production: it was supposed to appear as a cartoon. Not physically, but characteristically, the bodies on stage were supposed to seem like they were from another world.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019
After a nine-year hiatus, the Tony-winning Pippin is back with a new production by Landmark Musicals (which presented that 2010 production) in eight performances beginning March 16 at the Rodey Theatre on the University of New Mexico campus.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 TheatreWomen Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
On Thursday, March 21st and Today, March 22nd, 2019 at 7:30pm, Toronto Musical Concerts (TMC) presents a professional staged reading of Jason Robert Brown's PARADE In Concert at the Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre - 750 Spadina Ave).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is the '80s rock ballad blast that features the music of Styx, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister, and more. With Mickey Thomas as lead vocalist, Starship produced hits including 'We Built This City' (which appears in the production), 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now,' and 'Sara.'
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 19, 2019
Today's subject disproves the theory that you can't be good at everything. Kevin Laughon is the Production Associate at Theater J, but his long career of working in the theatre has taken him on both sides of the footlights.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 2018-2019 season with Mozart's sophisticated comedy Cosi fan tutte March 16, 20, 22 and 24 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English subtitles. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2019
The Outre Theatre Company and the City of Pompano Beach are pleased to announce Outre's next production, Gregory Naufft's award-winning play Next Fall. Winner of the 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New American Play, Next Fall is a witty, provocative examination of what sustains us, and what it means to love unconditionally. March 8-March 31, 2019. Tickets from $19-$39 available at www.ccpompano.org or by calling (954) 545-7800.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Bring a valentine to enjoy the production of Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" with the Utah Symphony playing the exquisite musical score in Abravanel Hall on February 15 & 16 7:30 PM. This classic Broadway hit will be performed by Broadway singers in period costumes and the Utah Symphony will play under the direction of Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC), which presented its first awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County a half-century ago, has begun the gala celebration of its 50th anniversary by announcing its nominations for the year 2018 (Dec. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Complementing performances of Tony Award-winning actress and director Victoria Clark's production of Conor McPherson's new version of Strindberg's The Dance of Death, Classic Stage Company (CSC; Artistic Director, John Doyle) presents the second installment of its new Classic Conversations series. The series began with acclaimed actor Raul Esparza on the occasion of his "blisteringly good" (New York magazine) turn in Bertolt Brecht's Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; another conversation will be announced this spring. The March 5 at 7pm event will serve as a rare, intimate, and engaging distillation of Clark's life in theater through conversation-with CSC Artistic Director John Doyle and celebrated music director Ted Sperling-and song. Sperling, who memorably worked with Clark on The Light in the Piazza, for which they both received Tony Awards, will also accompany Clark on piano for the musical portion of the evening. This one-night-only engagement takes place Tues, March 5 at 7pm at Classic Stage Company (136 E 13th Street, New York); tickets are $100-$150 and can be purchased at classicstage.org or 212-352-3101 (or toll free 866-811-411). The Dance of Death runs in repertory with director Shariffa Ali's staging of Yael Farber's Mies Julie through March 10.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
The winners of the American Vocal Arts 2019 International Collegiate Singing ChampionshipTM have been announced! The winners have been chosen from all over the world. The competition, sponsored by American Vocal Arts, emphasizes competitive collegiate singing that spans across borders. The goal of the competition is to award the best singers from around the world who are currently enrolled or have recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program in music. The winners were selected based on talent, potential, and overall presentation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is sure to resonate with modern audiences, in light of today's far-right extremist groups and recent anti-Semitic attacks.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is the '80s rock ballad blast that features the music of Styx, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister, and more. With Mickey Thomas as lead vocalist, Starship produced hits including 'We Built This City' (which appears in the production), 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now,' and 'Sara.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
Bring a valentine to enjoy the production of Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" with the Utah Symphony playing the exquisite musical score in Abravanel Hall on February 15 & 16 7:30 PM. This classic Broadway hit will be performed by Broadway singers in period costumes and the Utah Symphony will play under the direction of Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Indecent, a haunting drama about a Jewish theatre troupe and its devotion to a controversial play, and Memphis, an exuberant musical about the racial divide in early days of rock and roll, took their respective places in South Florida theatrical history as Best Play and Best Musical on Monday, April 8, when the winners of the 43rd annual Carbonell Awards were announced. The ceremony was held at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Wagner College Theatre (WCT), the award-winning theatre under the leadership of Department Chair Dr. Felicia Ruff, is proud to present Gilbert & Sullivan's swashbuckling musical, The Pirates of Penzance.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 7, 2019
Bold, brash and totally bonkers - but only in the very best of ways to be found in a big Broadway musical - The Producers scores another hit for Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts (where its run ends this weekend), thanks to strong direction by Chris McLaurin and Natalie Quinn and to a cast of actors who are in on all the jokes and are game to do it up right for their audiences. The result is a zany, fast-paced, totally uproarious and completely ridiculous night of theater that pokes fun at everyone while telling the tale of two producers yearning to strike it rich with the worst show ever to play the Great White Way.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
MasterVoices will conclude its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of a new adaptation of the legendary Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Moss Hart musical Lady in the Dark. Presented as part of New York City Center's 75th anniversary season, it is directed and conducted by MasterVoices Artistic Director Ted Sperling, and choreographed by Doug Varone. The musical will star Tony Award winner Victoria Clark in the lead role of Liza Elliott. In addition to the previously announced performances on April 25 and 26, because of high-ticket demand, a matinee has been added for April 27. Opening on Broadway in 1941, Lady in the Dark was groundbreaking in its unusual subject matter psychoanalysis and unconventional structure. It has not been seen in New York in 25 years, since it was presented as part of the inaugural Encores! season at New York City Center in 1994.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Artist Series Concerts celebrates Mother's Day and closes out its 23rd season with "An Afternoon of Operetta," Sunday, May 12, 4:00 p.m. at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. Soloists Emily Martin, Stacey Rishoi, Mark Lubas, Luis Gonzalez and Garrett Obrycki are joined by singers from Choral Artists of Sarasota for a program showcasing highlights of popular operettas, including Offenbach's "Can-Can" and "Barcarolle," von Suppe's "Poet and Peasant" overture and much more. The performance also features a condensed concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" that includes "Poor Wandering One," "The Pirate King," "The Modern Major General" and others. Joseph Holt takes to the keyboards for the production, joined by Daniel Jordan, violin, Samantha Bennett, violin, Steven Laraia, viola and Natalie Helm, cello, all principal musicians with the Sarasota Orchestra. A post-concert reception with the artists will be held immediately after the performance on the second floor of the Opera House. Tickets for the concert are $20 - $55. Ticket for the reception are $35 and include an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. All tickets are available online at www.artistseriesconcerts.org or by calling 941-306-1202, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Student tickets for the concert, priced at $10, are available with current student ID at the door.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2019
Arthur Miller's All My Sons begins preview performances tonight, April 4, 2019, and opens officially on Monday, April 22, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Ahoy! Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) presents Gilbert & Sullivan's vivacious musical classic, The Pirates of Penzance, playing at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts this May. This hilarious comedy operetta features a slave to duty, a winsome maiden, bumbling police, a lying major-general, not-so-dutiful daughters and a pirate king who is too tenderhearted to make piracy pay.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Ahoy! Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) proudly presents Gilbert & Sullivan's vivacious musical classic, The Pirates of Penzance, playing at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts this May. This hilarious comedy operetta features a slave to duty, a winsome maiden, bumbling police, a lying major-general, not-so-dutiful daughters and a pirate king who is too tenderhearted to make piracy pay.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
LimonCarr Desert Theatricals, in partnership with the City of Rancho Mirage, is excited to present THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE May 17-18, 2019. We are excited to announce that in addition to the general admission seating, we will add limited reserved table seating. 12 tables of 8 will be available for purchase in the front section and WALLY'S DESERT TURTLE will be catering tables if ordered and providing food and beverage on site. Anyone may pre-order off their Broadway In The Park Menu or order a la carte at the amphitheater.