Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance returns to New York City November 11-19, as part of the historic Blue Hill Troupe’s 93rd season. Performances take place at the Theatre at St. Jean’s.
Each year, Blue Hill Troupe directs proceeds from its productions to a different charity. The 2016-17 season benefits the non-profit Rocking the Boat. Since its inception in 1924, the Blue Hill Troupe has donated over $4 million to New York City charities.
The Pirates of Penzance is directed by Carl Schmehl with music direction by William Remmers.
The production features Maya Anand, Larry Beers, Lesley Berry, Heather Denny, Julia Farina, Eva Giorgi, Rachel Goodman, Johnny Hager, Erik Hanson, Casey Keeler, Douglas Kiddie, John Leonard, Michael Macaione, David Pasteelnick, Gregory Peterson, Allison Prince, Rebecca Rozzoni, Charlie Schlangen, Scott Richard Smith, Suzanne R. Taylor, Neal Young, Julianne Wieboldt, Paul Mitchell Wilder, and Cynthia Whitman.
Here’s how it’s billed: “This perennial audience favorite tells the story of a pirate named Frederic, who at the age of 21, has completed his apprenticeship and is ready to seek his fortune as an upstanding citizen. Wasting no time, he falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a local Major General…but is thwarted by the discovery that he was born on February 29th. With a Leap Day birthday, he’s only 5, not 21, which means he’s still a pirate!”
For tickets, visit bht.org. The Theatre at St. Jean’s is located at 184 E. 76th Street (between Lexington & 3rd Aves).