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17th Annual Hearts in the Arts Gala: Pirates of Penzance

  • Ball Performing Arts Center 1400 College Drive Waco, TX, 76708 United States (map)

All hands on deck as McLennan Opera and Theatre combine forces in Gilbert & Sullivan’s witty, enduring, comedic masterpiece, The Pirates of Penzance. The operetta begins on the rocky shores of Cornwall where Frederic (a pirate-in-training) is celebrating his 21st birthday. Problems arise when Frederic, now of age, suddenly declares his disgust for piracy and, with his devoted nursemaid Ruth, leaves his scallywag companions to their nefarious affairs. Once on shore, Frederic encounters a group of young maidens, daughters of Major-General Stanley, and falls madly in love with all of them until he is thunderstruck by the arrival of the effervescent and adoring Mabel. However, unbeknownst to the lovebirds, Frederic’s shunned shipmates, led by the infamous Pirate King, lurk in the shadows, and when they leap into action, topsy-turvy hilarity sets sail!

$10-12. Email boxoffice@mclennan.edu with your name and the number of tickets you would like to purchase.