Music and lyrics by
Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert


Originally produced by
Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on 31 December 1879

 
Directed by:
Producer:
Laura Garifo
Music Director:
Keith S. Clattenburg
Choreographer:
Sally Rothschild
Conductor:
Keith S. Clattenburg and Alan Paller
Vocal Coach:
Lighting Design:
Scott Cannon
Dance Captain:
Lizzie Broome
Box Office Chair:
Nora Anne DiLemmo
Rehearsal Pianist:
Erin Toscani
Rehearsal Pianist:
CJ Nave
Artistic Director:
Diane Korman
Costume Chair:
Cassandra Morabito
Costume Asst:
Maria Boccella
Costume Asst:
Lisa Zollo
Properties Chair:
Peg Carter
Shannondell Liaison:
Scott Cannon
House Manager:
Patty Volpi
Photography:
Chetan Patel/Tom Blair

Young Frederic is mistakenly apprenticed to pirates until his twenty first birthday. Helping Frederic to cope is the brash Pirate King, Ruth the pirate maid, romantic Mabel, and the delightfully stuffy Major-General Stanley.

On the rocky coast of Cornwall, pirates celebrate the coming of age of their apprentice, Frederic. Although Frederic's apprenticing was the mistake of his nurse maid Ruth, he has dutifully served. Now he announces he will fight against piracy.

Frederic enlists a group of beautiful girls and their father, the delightfully dotty Major-General, and some bumbling policemen. But Ruth and the Pirate King tell Frederic that his apprentice papers state that he won't be of age until his 21st birthday, which won't occur until the distant date of 1940 because Frederic was born in leap year on the 29th of February. Frederic is doomed to remain the pirate apprentice. The policemen try to capture the pirates on their own, but are easily defeated.

Everyone is happy to discover that the pirates are really all "noblemen who have gone wrong", so all is forgiven in the end.

Performances:
March 2, 3, 8, 9 at 7:30 PM,
(Mat.) March 4, 10 at 2:00 PM. All performances at
Shannondell Performing Arts Theater
Cast
Pirate King
by
Eric Richards
Frederic
by
Kurt Anderson
Mabel
by
Robin Richardson
Major General
by
Tom Blair
Sargeant of Police
by
Kai Kasiguran
Samuel
by
Richard Brenner
Ruth
by
Sue Howarth
Edith
by
Lizzie Broome
Isabel
by
Emily Sturz
Kate
by
Gigi Garifo
Police/Pirates
by
Marty Benoff, Debbie Fair, Eric Martin, Eliot Liples, Clark Van Hekken, David Moyer, Tom Blair, Eric Martin, John Trapani
Daughters
by
Charlie Biegalski, Clementine Harvey, Maria Boccella, Lauren Scott, Alexis L. Ross, Erica Schmidt, and Theodora Morley.

Heros and heroines

 
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Fierce pirates

 
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Pretty girls

 
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Pirate King

 
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Shannondell's own - Marty Benoff!! (with Richard Brenner as Samuel)

 
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Emily Sturz, Lizzie Broome, Gigi Garifo

 
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Debby Fair, John Trampani

 
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Major General Stanley

Edith

Kai Kasiguran as Sergeant of Police

 
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Kate

Genevieve

 
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Last updated - March 7, 2012