"The Pirates of Penzance" or "The Slave of Duty" (2012)

Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento celebrated its 31st season with Gilbert & Sullivan’s swashbuckling musical comedy "The Pirates of Penzance." Goofy, irreverent, and as entertaining today as it was when it first opened in 1879, Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" follows the story of an orphan boy who was mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate instead of a (ship's) pilot. One of the most popular operettas ever written, "Pirates" is a hilarious farce featuring soft-hearted pirates, bumbling policemen, impressionable young ladies, an eccentric Major-General, and is pouring over with unforgettable melodies such as "Poor Wandering One," and tongue-twisting songs such as "I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General." The company performs with a live orchestra and supertitles.

Cast

Leads
Pirate King—Chris Baad
Samuel—Scott Beckner
Frederic—Ian Cullity *
Ruth—Debbie Baad
Edith—Kelly Daniells *
Kate—Kate Murphy
Isabel—Ashley Olson *
Mabel—Sara Haugland
Major-General Stanley—Michael Baad
Sergeant of Police—Bob Schroeder

Pirates and Police
Jerry Concilla
Brent Dirksen *
Dwight Freund
Steve Herrin
George Kastanis *
Bob Krull
Dave Mauck *
Timothy Power
Troy Turpen
Robert Vann

General Stanley's Daughters
Brittany Bardwell *
Heather Beckner
Bernadette Durbin
Vanessa Gonzalez *
Mary Murphy *
Meredyth Rosenberg
Rhonda Thomas *

* = Company debut

Stage Director: Katie Daley
Music Director: Philip Daley
Costume Designer: Theresa Vann-Stribling
Scenic Designer: Dwayne Slavin
Props Designer: Jennifer Varat
Lighting Designer: Benjamin Ismail

PERFORMANCES

Sacramento
24th Street Theatre
2791 24th Street, Sacramento

Friday, February 10, 2012 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 2:00 p.m.

Friday, February 17, 2012 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 2:00 p.m.

Davis
Davis Veterans Memorial Center Theatre
203 East Fourteenth Street, Davis

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 2:00 p.m.

Tickets

$15 for students, children (12 and under), seniors (55+), or SARTA members.
$20 for general admission.
Seating is unreserved, but accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.