The MiraCosta College Theatre Department presents The Pirates of Penzance, music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert. The play opens March 8 at the MiraCosta College Theatre, located at 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Tracy Williams will direct.
Join this band of swashbuckling pirates, sentimental lovers, bumbling British policemen, lovely maidens, and a delightfully stuffy “model of a modern major general” for a spirited romp through this musical theatre masterpiece. The Pirates of Penzance follows Fredrick who, as a young child, was mistakenly apprenticed to pirates until his 21st birthday. He falls head-over-heals for Mabel and despite his moral objection to piracy, is honor bound to remain a pirate due to the revelation of his leap-year birthday.
“There is so much singing in this play! Twenty men singing and swinging from ropes while swordfighting,” explains director Williams. “It’s classical music and comedy, a blend of the modernized music that’s bright without losing its roots. The choral work is so rich it’s nothing like anything we have staged at MiraCosta,” said Williams.
Performance dates are scheduled for March 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16, at 7:30 p.m. and March 9, 10, 16, and 17, at 2 p.m. General admission is $18; seniors/staff, $15; students, $13. A preview performance is scheduled for March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the preview performance are $13 for all seats. Dress as a pirate day will be the March 9 matinee. Children under the age of 5 are not admitted to the theatre. Seating is reserved.
Tickets are available online at www.miracosta.edu/buytix or by calling the MiraCosta College Box Office at 760.795.6815.
About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District has served the coastal North San Diego County area for over 80 years. More than 17,000 credit students per semester in over 70 disciplines enroll in associate degrees, university transfer and workforce readiness certificate programs. The college also serves a wide spectrum of educational needs in the region ranging from programs for adult education, basic skills, and ESL to a California Community College pilot program offering the nation’s first baccalaureate degree in biomanufacturing. MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).