The Pirates of Penzance -or- The Slave of Duty
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A Lyric Theatre Mainstage Production
Fully staged, in English, with orchestra and supertitles

Music by Arthur Sullivan
Libretto by W. S. Gilbert

Frederic, apprenticed by mistake to a pirate band, comes of age and decides it is his duty to devote the rest of his life to exterminating his former friends.  This is no ordinary pirate band.  They spare orphans, so of course everyone they capture pleads "orphan", including Major General Stanley on behalf of his daughters.  When the pirates learn the truth, they swear revenge.  Will they be successful?

The Pirates of Penzance is one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular works.  Joseph Papp restaged it as a Broadway musical in 1980, featuring Linda Ronstadt and Kevin Kline.  The Major General's song has been parodied many times, perhaps most notably in Tom Lehrer's "The Elements".

Performances at the Montgomery Theater in Downtown San José
  • Sat, October 3, 2015, 8 pm
  • Sun, October 4, 2015, 2 pm
  • Fri, October 9, 2015, 8 pm
  • Sat, October 10, 2015, 8 pm
  • Sun, October 11, 2015, 2 pm
Stage Direction by Kathy Tom
Music Direction by David Herberg


Major General Stanley – Jeff Lampert
Frederic, the pirate apprentice – Jonathan Tilley
Mabel – Christina Krawec
The Pirate King – Robert Solis
Ruth, Maid-of-all-work – Linda Kessel Solis
Samuel, the pirate lieutenant – Geordie Burdick
Sergeant of Police – Paul Zawilski
Edith – Gosia Hoot
Kate – Natalia Liken
Isobel – Kimberley Anjal

Chorus of Pirates, Police, and Gen. Stanley's Daughters: 

Laura Barragan
Joyce Bedard
Jenna Beressi
Mark Blattel
Jeff Boylan
Michael Curcio
Greg Gioia
Robin Harris
David Hunter
Connie Kleinjans
Kelly McCoy-Prael
Cheryl Passanisi
Paul Sherrill
Will Todd
Larry Tom
Karen Tricomo
Barbie Weissman
Terry Weissman
Paul Wendt
Becky Williams
Cordelia Willis

(This production has closed.)