Tropical-Tanned Pirates of Penzance Gets Extension at Goodspeed

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Michael P. Price, executive director of Goodspeed Musicals, announced that five performances have been added to the schedule of the critically acclaimed new production of Pirates of Penzance, directed by Gordon Greenberg at the Goodspeed Opera House.
Andrew Varela plays The Pirate King at Goodspeed's Pirates of Penzance.
Andrew Varela plays The Pirate King at Goodspeed's Pirates of Penzance. Photo by Diane Sobolewski

The musical will now run through Dec. 17, with extra performances added Dec. 15 at 7:30 PM, Dec. 16 at 2 PM and 6:30 PM and Dec. 17 at 1 PM and 5:30 PM. "We are thrilled with the audiences' reaction to Pirates of Penzance. Young and not so young are having the time of their lives with Pirates of Penzance and we want to make sure that everyone has a chance to see this musical comedy," stated Price.

The new take on the comic operetta by Sir William S. Gilbert (book and lyrics) and Sir Arthur S. Sullivan (music) was conceived by Nell Benjamin, Gordon Greenberg and John McDaniel. The tale is now infused with a Caribbean flavor.

Warren Carlyle choreographs. Additional book and lyrics for Pirates of Penzance were written by Nell Benjamin. McDaniel, who is acting as music supervisor, provided new musical arrangements.

Pirates of Penzance features Farah Alvin, Matt Baker, Ryan Bauer-Walsh, Matthew Scott Campbell, Ed Dixon, Joanna Glushak, Kyle Fichtman, Robyn Kramer, Gerry McIntyre, Nick Mannix, Lindsay K. Northen, John O'Creagh, Julia Osborne, Tory Ross, Michael Rossmy, Roger Preston Smith, Jason Michael Snow, Leah Sprecher, Daniel Spiotta, Rebecca Strimaitis, Leonard E. Sullivan and Andrew Varela.

Tickets are $25-$62, available through the Goodspeed box office at (860) 873-8668.

Visit www.goodspeed.org.

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Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre, Goodspeed Musicals produces three musicals each season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT, and an additional three at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT, which was opened in 1984 for the development of new musicals.

The cast of Goodspeed's <i>Pirates of Penzance</i>.
The cast of Goodspeed's Pirates of Penzance. Photo by Diane Sobolewski
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