Pirates of Penzance starts October 21 at X.U.
Xavier Players and Performing Arts collaborate with Xavier’s Music Department to present one of the finest and funniest Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Featuring swashbuckling pirates, dutiful (and not-so dutiful) daughters, and bumbling Keystone Cops, the fates of pirate-apprentice Frederic and his beloved Mabel rely on the interpretation of a leap-year birthday. Filled with romance and laughter, “Pirates” delivers a treasure chest full of adventure for the entire family. It is especially well-known for its patter song, “I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General,” shown in this YouTube clip.