Musical. 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: 1 hour.
cast recording CD
An optional accompaniment CD is available for use with this show. See Rental Info for details.
|Pour the Pirate Sherry|
|Poor Wand'ring One|
|Recitative and Major General|
|A Policeman's Lot Is Not a Happy One|