The Pirates of Penzance

Artwork by Amanda Wilson.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s
The Pirates of Penzance
Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

April 18, 2013 Thursday @ 8 p.m.
April 20, 2013 Saturday @ 8 p.m. - New Performance Added!
Concert Hall


The Pirates of Penzance, one of the most popular comic operas of all time, is a treasure-filled musical extravaganza teaming with dazzling damsels in distress, rugged rogues and swashbuckling pirates! Follow the fortunes of Frederic, who has been mistakenly apprenticed to the Pirate King. Now completing his 21st year of indentured service, he rejoices in his freedom. His dreams are dashed when his leap year birthday (February 29) is discovered, which means he must serve for another 63 years! A tempest begins to brew and mayhem reigns when Frederic falls for the lovely Mabel, the daughter of the “very model of a modern Major General.”

Ticket prices: $11–$12. Reserved Seating. Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Forbes Center Box Office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 1½ hours prior to performance). Cash, checks, major credit cards, JACards accepted.
JMU student tickets: Advance tickets — $8 discount tickets in person at the Forbes Center Box Office only with ID. One ticket per ID. Student tickets are not available online. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.

Mailing Tickets/Will Call — Tickets that are ordered more than two weeks in advance of a performance will be mailed to the address on file. Ticket orders received less than two weeks prior to a performance will be held for pick-up at the Will Call window.

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