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No Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera boasts as many walk-away tunes as The Pirates of Penzance, the only collaboration of the pair to premiere on Broadway, and not in England. Building on the success of the previous year’s H.M.S. Pinafore, but trading—as their principal “serious” focus—the rigors of naval discipline for the obligations of duty, G&S manage to burlesque their normal share of popular institutions, including the army, the police, and operatic sopranos. Pirate apprentice Frederic, at age 21, has faithfully served out his indentures and, replete with a sense of duty, joins the police force, determined to exterminate his old mates. He falls in love with Mabel, the first girl he sees, but the daughter of Major-General Stanley, who himself is the target of a pirate revenge plot. Plans go awry when it is revealed that, thanks to a leap-day birth, Frederic is really only five and one-quarter years old. The engaging musical score includes some of the catchiest music in the G&S canon: Mabel’s pyrotechnic “Poor, wandering one;” the tongue-twisting patter song “I am the very model of a modern major-general;” “A policeman’s lot;” “Climbing over rocky mountain”—a survivor from Thespis, G&S’s lost first stage work; and “With catlike tread,” which, more than a quarter-century later, was given new words as “Hail, hail, the gang’s all here.” At The Egyptian Theatre.

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by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022
3-D THEATRICALS is finally back and are thrilled to invite you to “Seize the Day” as they present the high-flying NEWSIES, book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, musical conductor is Julie Lamoureux, vocal director is Crystal Barron, choreography by Chaz Wolcott (recreating the original Broadway choreography by Christopher Gattelli) and directed by T.J. Dawson. NEWSIES will preview on Friday, May 13, 2022 (with a press opening on Saturday, May 14 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, May 29, 2022 at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Drive in Cerritos.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
Tickets are still available for the concert presented by The Riverside Opera Ensemble at Merkin Hall featuring Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Nathan R. Matthews who is producing as well as performing in the show. 
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022
After the company's smash hit success at Opera Holland Park with 'The Pirates of Penzance', Charles Court Opera, the award-winning “masters of Gilbert & Sullivan”, will present their side-splitting, OFFIE-nominated, railway murder mystery spoof, which rips through ballads, songs and snatches from every single G&S opera with a cake soaked butter knife!
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022
Directed by John Savournin, musically directed by David Eaton (the team behind the smash hit 'The Pirates of Penzance 'at Opera Holland Park) and designed by Simon Bejer (winner of Best Opera at the Offies), audiences can expect first class performances from a terrific young cast, led by Catriona Hewitson in the title role (recently starring in Scottish Opera's 'The Gondoliers'), and a host of beloved CCO regulars, including Matthew Kellett and Catrine Kirkman.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
The Center for the Arts at George Mason University announced today its 2022/2023 season of mainstage performances, featuring a diverse lineup of artists and ensembles across many genres, as part of Great Performances at Mason and the Family Series.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022
Bristol Riverside Theatre will close its season with a chance to see Hollywood notable Aaron Sorkin’s groundbreaking debut that tells the story of a group of military lawyers assigned to defend two Marines in Guantanamo Bay.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will return to New York for its 47th season, and its first full production since January 2020, with one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most famed works, The Pirates of Penzance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their April line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022
Last chance to 'sail the ocean blue' with Sasha Regan's smash hit award-nominated All-Male Company at Wilton's Music Hall. Must end in London on 9th April before setting sail to the Theatre Royal Winchester from 21st - 27th April.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2022
The cast and creative team for the Broadway-bound limited engagement of The Kite Runner at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) this summer.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2022
Opera San José supporters gathered virtually tonight to welcome new General Director Shawna Lucey and hear her unveil plans for the company's 2022–23 season, a joyful lineup that offers audiences a renewed chance to gather and celebrate live performances.
by Kay Kudukis - Mar 20, 2022
I've mentioned before that I don't generally care for musicals. Never have. I did fall in love with West Side Story as a kid, but when other movies like Oklahoma!, Carousel, Paint Your Wagon, and yes, even Annie Get Your Gun came on tv, I was outta there. This is how it has been for most of my life (although I did get to see Wicked on Broadway, and wowzer!)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022
The full cast & creative team has been announced for the Directors Company’s production of The Lucky Star by Karen Hartman, part of the inaugural VOLT Festival at 59E59. Directed by Noah Himmelstein (Rooted), The Lucky Star begins previews on April 26, 2022, in Theater A and opens May 5 for a run through June 12, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2022
Sasha Regan's award-winning All-Male Gilbert & Sullivan Company sails into Wilton's Music Hall from tonight, Wednesday16th March until Saturday 9th April, for another exciting nautical adventure.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2022
For anyone who's dreamed of appearing on the Cincinnati Music Hall stage, Cincinnati Opera is ready to give you your moment in the spotlight. No singing or acting skills are required!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2022
Come and 'sail the ocean blue' with Sasha Regan's smash hit All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore which docks at Wilton's Music Hall next week for another nautical adventure.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2022
Come and 'sail the ocean blue' with Sasha Regan's smash hit award-winning All-Male Gilbert & Sullivan crew. The merry sailors and their gorgeous lasses will down anchor at Wilton's Music Hall for another nautical adventure in just 2 weeks' time, on Wednesday 16th March.
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 30, 2022
Wright State Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s mistaken identity musical farce, THE GONDOLIERS in our Herbst Theatre from February 18th through February 27th. Written in 1889 by the great founders of English Musical Comedy, Sir Arthur Sullivan and Sir W.S. Gilbert, THE GONDOLIERS is at times as comic as a Saturday Night Live sketch, at other times touching and romantic, and always relentlessly tuneful. Gilbert and Sullivan are the forerunners of some of the greatest writers in the history of Musical Theatre, including Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Stephen Sondheim. The influences of their comedy and music can be heard in even contemporary musicals like Book of Mormon, Avenue Q and Urinetown. 
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 30, 2022
Actor and director Calvin Remsberg has passed away at 72. He is well known as both actor and director on both coasts. Some of his most notable stage credits include Sweeney Todd (First National, and Television productions), CATS, the acclaimed Los Angeles' Phantom of the Opera, Man of La Mancha, and Oliver!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their February line-up for in-person performances. Additionally, The Green Room 42 is excited to launch 5/5/5 Tickets – in celebration of their 5th Anniversary, five $5 tickets will be available for every show from February 15, 2022, through February 14, 2023.
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 23, 2022
A hilarious and big-hearted tale about women taking action – and sacks of spuds on shoulders – makes its WA premiere at Melville Theatre this February. Written by Australian radio broadcaster, playwright and author Melanie Tait and directed by Michelle Ezzy, The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race is inspired by real-life events in a comedy where five women challenge the prize difference at the annual event. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022
Disney's beloved Olivier Award-winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast - re-imagined and re-designed in a completely new production staged by members of the original award-winning creative team - will come to London in Summer 2022, as part of its UK & Ireland Tour.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2022
Joining the previously announced Sir David Suchet (Poirot, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, All My Sons), Louise Dearman (Wicked, Evita) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera) is John Owen-Jones, the youngest actor to play the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and a record holder for the number of performances as Phantom in Phantom of the Opera. He will take on the role of Lorenzo.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 20, 2022
Disney's beloved Olivier Award-winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast - re-imagined and re-designed in a completely new production staged by members of the original award-winning creative team – will come to Birmingham in 2022, as part of the recently opened UK & Ireland Tour.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 19, 2022
The Houston Symphony sets sail for a pirate-themed, family-friendly program, Let's Be Pirates, at 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 5, a part of the 2021–2022 PNC Family Series.
by BWW Awards - Jan 13, 2022
Winners have been announced for the 2021 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards. The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 12, 2022
Sasha Regan's award-winning all-male Gilbert & Sullivan Company sails into Wilton's Music Hall for one month, from 16th March – 9th April, before the crew embarks on another nautical adventure to the Theatre Royal Winchester for one week, 21st April – 27th April 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2022
There once was a young girl named Beauty who didn't seem to fit in. Her nose was always stuck in a book and unlike her sisters, she wasn’t looking for a Prince Charming to rescue her. What she wanted was adventure and thats just what she found. Meet the cast below and join us as we open this weekend!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2022
Regan De Wynter Williams Productions has announced Sasha Regan's All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore crew. Gilbert & Sullivan's much-loved operetta will run at Wilton's Music Hall from 16th March - 9th April before sailing to the Theatre Royal Winchester from 21st April - 27th April.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2022
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Shana Farr in Whistling Away the Dark: The Songbook of Julie Andrews on Sunday, March 13 at 7:00PM.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2022
Originally commissioned for Cincinnati Opera's 100th anniversary in 2020 and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Castor and Patience receives its much-anticipated world premiere in July 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2022
Cincinnati Opera today shared updated cast, production, and schedule details for its 2022 Summer Festival, which will take place June 18 through July 31, 2022. After two seasons away, the company returns this summer to its longtime performance venues, Cincinnati Music Hall and the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2022
One of the longest-running and most successful musicals of all time, the trio playing the iconic leads will be Melbourne-born Joshua Robson as The Phantom, Brisbane performer Georgina Hopson as Christine and acclaimed West End and Broadway musical theatre performer Callum Francis as Raoul Vicomte de Chagny.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 9, 2022
This May, Opera San José will play host to the nation’s next generation of opera stars during its Irene Dalis Vocal Competition, named for the internationally-acclaimed mezzo-soprano who founded Opera San José.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 7, 2022
Producer Douglas Denoff and 59E59 Theaters have announced the full cast and creative team of The Directors Company's production of The Lucky Star by Karen Hartman, part of the inaugural VOLT Festival at 59E59. Directed by Noah Himmelstein (Rooted), The Lucky Star begins previews on April 26, 2022, in Theater A and opens May 5 for a run through June 12, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022
Disney’s beloved Olivier Award-winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast - re-imagined and re-designed in a completely new production staged by members of the original award-winning creative team - will come to London in Summer 2022, as part of its UK & Ireland Tour.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 7, 2022
Bristol Riverside Theatre (120 Radcliffe Street) closes its season with a chance to see Hollywood notable Aaron Sorkin's groundbreaking debut that tells the story of a group of military lawyers assigned to defend two Marines in Guantanamo Bay.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022
Nathan R. Matthews is producing and performing in a concert for The Riverside Opera Ensemble at Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center on May 16th. Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Grammy winner Edward Parks (The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs) will headline the concert of new music by Dreamworks composer Drew Fornarola and Matthews himself.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 4, 2022
St. Mary Catholic High School will produce the World Premiere of Bethany Paulsen's relevant new drama—Castlewood. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022
The Muny announced today that Brittney Mack, Nasia Thomas, Evan Tyrone Martin, Tracee Beazer, Gilbert Domally and Nicole Michelle Haskins will star in the moving and affirming tale,The Color Purple, August 12-18, 2022. The Muny and Regional Premiere is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, with music direction by Jermaine Hill.
by Jared Fessler - Apr 28, 2022
Cody Rigsby is a former professional dancer, Cody brings energy, movement and authenticity to everything he does. Born in the West but raised in the South, Cody always dreamed of a life in the big city. Now that he proudly calls NYC home-and the best city in the world-he strives to be the best version of himself while inspiring Members to be the same. Cody reminds everyone in his class to push themselves, but have a good time doing it, because we all need to have a little more fun.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022
Don't miss all the joyous comedy, singing and dancing from Sasha Regan's award-nominated crew on board the All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore at the Theatre Royal Winchester, but you will need to hurry...must end this Wednesday 27th April.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2022
Pacific Opera Project today announces its 2022-2023 season of performances, marking a return to a fully in-person season following two years of engaging virtual, hybrid, and outdoor content.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
3-D Theatricals will be presenting the high-flying NEWSIES, book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, musical conductor is Julie Lamoureux, vocal director is Crystal Barron, choreography by Chaz Wolcott (recreating the original Broadway choreography by Christopher Gattelli) and directed by T.J. Dawson.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022
Following their run in London, Sasha Regan's award-nominated All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore crew dock at the Theatre Royal Winchester from Thursday 21st - Wednesday 27th April.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022
The Ziegfeld Theater will present The Pirates of Penzance. This production is presented with amazing aerial elements and is flipped upside down by gender swapping every role. 
by Rebecca Kaplan - Apr 14, 2022
Pirates of Penzance is a charming, lightly funny musical of inconsequential plot. The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) put on a splendid production at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022
Following their widely acclaimed run in London, Sasha Regan's award-nominated All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore crew are sailing towards the Theatre Royal Winchester where they will dock from 21st -27th April.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022
On Monday April 18th at 11:00 am, veteran and award-winning actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson will join long-time entertainment journalist and host Ron Brewington to discuss his most recent stage role of Mayor George Shinn in a new local revival of Meredith Willson's classic musical 'The Music Man' and the many contributions of the late, great screen legend Sir Sidney Poitier during his 4th visit to the Los Angeles-produced internet performing arts television show 'The Actor's Choice' which will stream live on YouTube.