Cincinnati, Ohio

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents Gilbert & Sullivan's comic Victorian musical The Pirates of Penzance. Director Jeremy Gold Kronenberg promises "a vivid, colorful storybook adventure of fair maidens, swaggering pirates and bumbling policemen" at CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater Thursday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, March 5.

The Pirates of Penzance is Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic operetta and an evening of high-octane fun. With swashbuckling pirates, cowardly policemen, man-hungry spinsters and a very Modern Major-General, this Victorian precursor to Monty Python's Flying Circus waves its skull and crossbones with great abandon and wacky humor. A delightfully raucous coming-of-age story, Pirates follows the fortunes of an orphaned boy and "slave of duty" to a most illogical conclusion and is sure to be exuberant entertainment for the entire family.

Pirates delighted Victorian audiences with "topical references, clever word play, ridiculous antics and gorgeous scores," says Kronenberg who, with this production, presents the Tony Award-winning 1980 version of the work created by Joseph Papp and Wilford Leach. Continues Kronenberg, "I choose to embrace the whimsy of this piece. It is a rip-roaring romp; a fast, fun frenzy; a hee-hawing hilarity."

Tickets and Parking Information
Tickets are $10-27. For more information, please call (513) 556-4183 or visit Parking is available in the CCM Garage (at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the University of Cincinnati campus.

Added by dave_menninger on February 21, 2006