Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic (Jared Bradley, Bellevue), an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates’ way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel (Leslie Childers, Bellevue). Frederic’s melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley’s songbird daughter, but when the Pirate King (Steve Koenig, Huron) discovers that General Stanley (director Jimy Foreman, Whites Landing) has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an ‘ingenious paradox’ may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of ‘The very model of a modern Major-General.’
Bellevue Society for the Arts presents, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Fridays and Saturdays, January 26, 27, February 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, January 28 and February 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Ruth: Heidi Sarvis-Sapp, Berlin Heights
Edith: Sarah Stamm, Clyde
Kate: Haley Shimer, Bellevue
Isabel: Katherine Gauthier, Huron
Daughters: Emma Childers, Bellevue; Savannah Hetrick, Oak Harbor; and Emily Schaffer, Bellevue
Sergeant/Pirate: Adam Shanaman, Bellevue
Samuel: Ethan Mandeville, Sandusky
Police/Pirates: Ralph Burns, Bellevue; Isaac Carson, Bellevue; and Keith Robinson, Bellevue
Pirates: Vernon Hansen, Bellevue; Guy Thiboutot, Bellevue; Matt Wahl, Bellevue; Chris Weidle, Clyde; and Dan Weisler, Sandusky.
Cathy Schaffer, Bellevue, serves as the Assistant Director and Stage Manager. John Meyers, Bellevue, produces. Jeff Skaggs, Huron, is Music Director.
Tickets are $12 for adults 18+ and $8 for adults 60+/children/students through grade 12. Call 419-484-2787 beginning January 12.
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE features a book and lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, and music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan. It is sponsored by Mel and Jeanie Miller and Family, and produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All performances materials are also supplied by MTI.
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