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The Major-General - Nicholas Wuehrmann
The Pirate King - Jonathan Stinson
Samuel - Anthony Maida
Frederic - Cole Tornberg
Mabel - Elise Mark
Ruth - Mary Burkart
Sergeant of Police - Erik Tofte
Edith - Dana Kluczyk
Kate - Meredith Huveneers
Isabel - Rebekah Creshkoff
Sally - Alexis Mariski Schroeder
Polly - Katie Childs
Michael Skuthan
Erik Tofte
Ray Scheindlin
Evan Sacco
Patrick Field
Gary Ott
Michael Skuthan
Erik Tofte
Jenna Stewart
The Orchestra
Pianist - Sophie Wu
Violin I - Sarah Weber
Violin II - Lauren Flack
Viola - Nicole Peragine
Cello - Christine Mann
Clarinet - Kristina M. Verrico
Flute and Piccolo - Laura Hulle
Trumpet - Mike Williams
Alas! Poor Frederic! As he was a brave and daring boy, his father sought to apprentice him to a seafaring position, and so told his nursery maid, Ruth, to apprentice him to a PILOT. But Ruth, getting on in years and being somewhat hard of hearing, misheard her instructions and apprenticed poor Frederic to a PIRATE. Thus begins the lively, rollicking, and very humorous Gilbert & Sullivan tale, The Pirates of Penzance.

As Frederic reaches his 21st year, he is finally able to break free from the nefarious influences of The Pirate King and his scurvy band of followers and strike out toward an honest life. In so doing, he meets the lovely Mabel, ward of the bombastic Major General (and sister to his other lively wards), and all seems headed for bliss for the happy couple.

But…But…BUT…Frederic, a “leap year” baby, soon learns that one’s 21st year is not always equivalent to one’s 21st BIRTHDAY, and his piratical apprenticeship may not be as over as he thinks! Mayhem ensues, with the Sergeant of Police and his bedraggled band soon involved and plotting, double-crosses, and shenanigans aplenty. Along the way, some of the best-known songs of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire (“Poor Wandering One,” “I Am the Very Model of A Modern Major General,” and many others) are sure to thrill audience members.

Nicholas Wuehrmann, stage director, and Matthew Rupcich, music director, lead this merry band of operatic “citizens of the high seas” at Delaware Valley Opera (DVO) on Saturdays, June 11th and 18th, at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays, June 12th and 19th, at 2:00 p.m.


Pirates of Penzance - Photo Gallery - Courtesy of Kent Fairfield

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