With a band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major-General,” Three Stages, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, presents the classic romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall.
America’s pre-eminent Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble performs “The Pirates of Penzance” to a full orchestra and chorus.
This exuberant piece of musical theater, directed and conducted by Albert Bergeret with choreography by Bill Fabris, is performed in its original format.
The plot of Pirates centers on the dilemma of young Frederic who, as a child, was mistakenly apprenticed to the pirates until his twenty-first birthday. Since he was born in leap year on February 29, he is honor bound to remain a pirate until the distant date of 1940, despite his moral objection to piracy. Helping Frederic to deal with this unusual predicament is the brash Pirate King, Ruth — the pirate maid-of-all-work, romantic Mabel, and the delightfully stuffy Major-General Stanley.
“The Pirates of Penzance” will be performed on Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, May 10 at 3 and 8 p.m.
Tickets are $29 to $49 with premium tickets available for $59 and a 10 percent discount on Friday afternoon. Tickets are available online at threestages.net or from the Three Stages ticket office at 916-608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time.