The Pirates of Penzance

Broadway
Musical
Comedy
Operetta
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Young Frederic has turned 21 and thus completed his apprenticeship to a band of kindhearted pirates. He falls for Mabel, the lovely daughter of law-enforcer Major-General Stanley, only to learn that his birthday falls on Feb. 29, which means he is technically still a pirate.


The Pirates of Penzance played a one-week limited engagement from Apr. 9 to Apr. 14, 1934. It later returned for a second one-week engagement from May 7 to May 12, 1934.

  • Music: Sir Arthur Sullivan
  • Playwright: W. S. Gilbert
  • Libretto: W. S. Gilbert