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The Pirates of Penzance (2016)

"The Pirates of Penzance" or "The Slave of Duty" (2016)

Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento celebrated its 34th season with Gilbert & Sullivans 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.


24TH STREET THEATRE  (Directions)
2791 24th St., Sacramento, CA 95818

Fri. - October 14, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Sat. - October 15, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sun. - October 16, 2016 - 2:00 p.m.

Fri. - October 21, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Sat. - October 22, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sun. - October 23, 2016 - 2:00 p.m.

(Doors opened half an hour before the show times listed above.)


Robert Vann, Director
Anne-Marie Endres, Vocal Direction


Pirate King — Charlie Baad
Samuel — Kevin Branson
Frederic — Anthony Tavianini
Ruth — Lisa Derthick
Edith — Tiffany Patterson
Kate — Franchesca Sonoyama
Isabel — Karenna Miller
Mabel — Carley Neill
Mabel — Kate Murphy
   (Oct. 15th eve., 22nd matinee)
Major - General Stanley — Mike Baad
Sergeant of Police — Timothy Power

General Stanley's Daughters

Isabel Appleton
Bernadette Durbin
Meredyth Rosenberg
Jaymie Sanfilippo-Sherrard
Karina Summers
Rhonda Thomas

Governess — Meredyth Rosenberg

Pirates and Police

Jerry Concilla
Roy Domoe
Joe Drozd
Michael Hersher
Rodger D. Johnson
Brian Sennello


Troy Turpen, Orchestra Director

Flute — Kathryn Canan
Flute/Piccolo — Patty Haydis
Clarinet — Jeanna Arnold
Clarinet — Donica Stiles
Oboe — Patty Long
Bassoon — Laura Turpen

Cornet/Trumpet — Rich Haydis
Cornet/Trumpet — Daniel Prince
French Horn — Katherine McLain
French Horn — Amanda Morzov
Trombone — James Berry

Violin — Adriana "Lany" De La Campa
Violin — Annie Coke
Cello — Thomas Adkins
Bass — Dale Disney
Bass — Cassandra Brokken
   (Oct. 15th matinee, 23rd)
Bass — Cassandra Brokken

Percussion — Deanna Osborn

Production Staff

Scenic Design
 — Dwayne Slavin
 — Robert Vann
 — Mike Baad

 — Debbie Baad
 — Theresa Vann-Stribling

 — Carley Neill
 — Debbie Baad

 — Tommy Garcia

Wigboys provided Frederic's wig

Stage Manager
 — Debbie Baad

 — Mike Baad
 — Debbie Baad
 — Rhonda L. Thomas


Purchase online or at the door.

Seating is unreserved, but accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.