ARTS @ Oswego

Apr
21
Thu
Oswego State Theatre & Music Departments Present “Pirates of Penzance” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – May 1 @ 2:00 pm

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Space Pirates of Planet Penzance launches into the future an enduring Gilbert and Sullivan musical comedy in which the pirates host a sherry party to celebrate the Frederic’s status of full-blown Pirate King upon his 21st birthday, whereby Frederic abruptly declares his distaste for the pirate’s life and his intent to leave. Having spent his youth aboard the ship, Frederic has only laid eyes on his maid, yet now has fallen head over heals for Mabel the songbird daughter of Major General Stanley.

This rollicking adaptation features such popular tunes as “Major-General’s Song” (“I am the very model of a modern major-general”), updated for the space age. A modern score filled with wit and whimsy, this classic by Gilbert and Sullivan is a delightful comedic romp.

Stage Direction by Christopher Carter Sanderson
Music Direction by Todd Graber

April 21 (Preview), 22, 23, 29 • 7:30PM
May 1 • 2PM

Theatre & Music Departments Present “Space Pirates of Planet Penzance” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – May 1 @ 2:00 pm

Space Pirates Poster

Directed and Choreographed by Donald Garverick
Music Direction by Todd Graber
Hewitt Union Ballroom

The Space Pirates of Planet Penzance host a sherry party to celebrate the Frederic’s status of full-blown Pirate King upon his 21st birthday, whereby Frederic abruptly declares his distaste for the pirates’ life and intent to leave. Having spent his youth aboard the ship, Frederic has only laid eyes on his maid yet now has fallen head over heals for Mabel the songbird daughter of Major General Stanley.

Our swashbuckling space themed production is filled with wit and whimsy, this interplanetary take off of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic comedic romp.

TICKETS: $15 General Public/$7 SUNY Oswego Students (preview $5)