CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General are a few of the characters in the musical comedy, The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. playing May 26-June 17 at the Roxy Regional Theatre.
Performances run 6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. June 3, June 10 and June 17.
Packed full of adventures and improbable paradoxes, Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera follows the story of Frederic, a pirate's apprentice who falls head-over-heels in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley. Frederic is due to be released from his apprenticeship on his 21st birthday, but there's a snag. Born on Feb. 29, Frederic discovers that he is technically still a youngster. Although very much in love, his dedication to duty is unshakeable. Can he find a way to live happily-ever-after with Mabel?
Based on the classic operetta by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert and Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. has been adapted by the Roxy Regional Theatre and is directed by Ryan Bowie, with choreography by Emily Rourke, music direction by Lacey Connell, technical direction by Samantha Hodson and accompaniment by Matthew McNeill.
Friday, May 26, is the traditional pay-what-you-can preview of The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. All tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price go on sale at 5:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.
On Saturday, June 3 and June 17, patrons are invited to a "Pirate Party!" before the matinee. The party starts at 12:30 p.m. with lunch across the street at Edward's Steakhouse, pirate-themed arts and crafts, and photos with the cast. Tickets are $40 for the package, which includes the 2 p.m. performance of The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Tickets are $15.
For tickets and more information, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call 931-645-7699.
Military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Wednesday and Thursday performances during the run.
The Roxy Regional Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing professional live theatre and promoting the arts, with emphasis on education, in Clarksville, Middle Tennessee and the Southeast. The theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville. For more information, visit www.roxyregionalthreatre.org.
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