Do You Produce The Pirates of Penzance?
Gilbert and Sullivan's famously
hysterical operetta The Pirates of Penzance requires
a cast of many, singing and dancing to lavish orchestral
accompaniment in multi-layered Victorian costumes on a
stage with a vast, ornate set. "It draws on so many
says Ellen Kaplan, professor of theater, who directs the
Smith theatre's The Pirates
of Penzance, now in late-stage rehearsals, will open
on Thursday, April 14, with performances Friday and Saturday,
April 15-16 (including a 2 p.m. matinee April 16) and Thursday-Saturday,
April 21-23, at 8 p.m. in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center
for the Performing Arts.