Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pirates of Penzance starts October 21 at X.U.

From October 21-23 and November 4-5 at 8:00 p.m., and October 22 and November 5 at 1:00 p.m., Xavier University will present Pirates of Penzance – book and lyrics by Sir William Gilbert; music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Students, seniors, faculty and staff tickets cost $7 in advance and $10 day of the show. Adult tickets cost $15. Click here to purchase online and by phone at (513) 745-3939.

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.