New England Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Pirates of Penzance
Welcome aboard, matey! Join in the fun as the Pirate King, Ruth, and Frederick meet Mabel and the Major General for some olde English merriment. Romance blossoms, loyalty is put to the test and mistakes are forgiven in this “jolly good” adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpiece. Featuring ultra-clever word play and zany physical comedy, The Pirates of Penzance is also an excellent springboard for discussing the values of honesty, integrity, and respect for commitment. Teaching materials include lyrics, key vocabulary and historical context. Most excitingly, using the teaching packet to prepare (plus a pre-show rehearsal with performers) sixteen of your students will perform onstage with professional artists as the chorus of rollicking pirates, carefree wards, and timid constables! The entire audience is invited to sing along with the chorus.
Pre-Performance Rehearsal for student chorus: $125
Travel Fee: $100 per day
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Pirates of Penzance Performance Requirements
Gilbert & Sullivan Links
Study Guide and Music available by request upon contracting
As a principal and onlooker, I was overwhelmed by both the reactions and performances of our students and their operatic instructors. Our first grade audience and student actors supported an amazing performance. The talent and professionalism of the performers captivated our 6 and 7-year-olds while exposing them to operatic, cultural, and theatrical professionalism that no doubt will inspire them beyond their years. -Principal, South Lawrence East Elementary, Lawrence, MA
[Our teachers] thought it was the the best enrichment program the school has had and many of the teachers have been there for over ten years. I have been the enrichment coordinator for the past two years. Your program is in a league of it’s own. It far exceeded our expectations! From the detailed educational materials, the amount of time the cast rehearses with the chorus, added to the adorable costumes and then the performance! I wish we could do it again!
-Michelle Levin, Enrichment Coordinator, Allen Avenue School, North Attleboro
Fridays best. Mondays also available.