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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.

Product Code: PA5000

  • Musical
  • Comedy | Farce
  • Cast size: 7m., 5w., or may be played by 12w., plus chorus of any size.

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Synopsis

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!"

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code PA5000
  • Cast Size 12
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School
  • Genre Comedy | Farce
  • ISBN(13) 9781583423134
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Terrific adaptation for young actors and young audiencesÑthe perfect length, well-edited music, excellent character developmentÑperfect introduction to Gilbert and Sullivan!"
Review by Becki Toth, Saltworks Theater Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Audio/Video

Audio

Pour the Pirate Sherrymp3Download
Pirate Kingmp3Download
Poor Wand'ring Onemp3Download
Recitative and Major Generalmp3Download
A Policeman's Lot Is Not a Happy Onemp3Download
Finalemp3Download