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The Pirates of Penzance or The Slave of Duty
The Pirates of Penzance or The Slave of Duty
Adapted from Gilbert and Sullivan for younger players. Book by Lynne Bartlett, Mark Leehy and Kevin O'Mara. Music and lyrics by David Billings, Mark Leehy and Kevin O'Mara.

Cast: 7m., 5w., or may be played by 12w., plus chorus of any size. Set in Cornwall in the 1880s, this is the timeless tale of Frederik, the "poor wan'dring one," mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate ship, and the fair Mabel, daughter of the "very model of a modern major general," for whose love he must defeat the pirates. This is a faithful adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan, appropriate in vocal range and lyric manageability to younger performers from middle elementary to middle high-school years. Instrumental backings have been adapted from Sir Arthur Sullivan's original orchestral score. There's everything you need to give your students a wonderful theatrical experience with the most enduring music theatre team of all time. Officially sanctioned by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company of London. A wonderful farce and comic send-up of all things heroic and operatic. "Tarantara!" Two basic sets. Two acts. Approximate Running Time: 60 minutes.

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Pour the Pirate Sherry
Pirate King
Poor Wand'ring One
Recitative and Major General
A Policeman's Lot Is Not a Happy One
Finale



Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  PA5
Cast Size:  12
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  54
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  60 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy | Literary Classic
ISBN (10): 1583423133
Publication Date: 02/28/2006
Biographies
Lynne Bartlett, Kevin O'Mara, Mark Leehy and David Billings, form the Bushfire Press writing team in Australia. They have backgrounds in classroom, drama and music teaching, as well as successful careers on stage and as songwriters and touring musicians. They've been writing shows for children and adults since the mid-'80s. They have written original musicals as well as adaptations ...More
Lynne Bartlett, Kevin O'Mara, Mark Leehy and David Billings, form the Bushfire Press writing team in Australia. They have backgrounds in classroom, drama and music teaching, as well as successful careers on stage and as songwriters and touring musicians. They've been writing shows for children and adults since the mid-'80s. They have written original musicals as well as adaptations ...More
Lynne Bartlett, Kevin O'Mara, Mark Leehy and David Billings, form the Bushfire Press writing team in Australia. They have backgrounds in classroom, drama and music teaching, as well as successful careers on stage and as songwriters and touring musicians. They've been writing shows for children and adults since the mid-'80s. They have written original musicals as well as adaptations ...More
Lynne Bartlett, Kevin O'Mara, Mark Leehy and David Billings, form the Bushfire Press writing team in Australia. They have backgrounds in classroom, drama and music teaching, as well as successful careers on stage and as songwriters and touring musicians. They've been writing shows for children and adults since the mid-'80s. They have written original musicals as well as adaptations ...More
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This title can only be licensed/sold in the following regions:US, Canada, Netherlands, S. Africa
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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