Tuesday, January 19, 2016

STONY HILL PLAYERS OPENS THE NEW YEAR WITH “PIRATES OF PENZANCE”

clip_image002PIRATES OF PENZANCE
WHEN: Friday – Saturday, January 29-30 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, January 31 at 2:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, February 5-6 at 7:30 pm.
WHERE:
Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
TICKETS: $25 for Adults and $13 for children under 18, when purchased in advance at www.stonyhillplayers.org

Stony Hill Players presents The Pirates of Penzance, featuring top local talent ranging from up-and-coming teens through seasoned performers. The timeless comic operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan was a 1980’s Broadway smash hit a hundred years after its original opening. Come see Summit’s updated version of this hilarious farce of pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers – and an eccentric Major-General.

The Pirates of Penzance, one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular comic operettas, follows young Frederic, who has been mistakenly apprenticed to a raucous, but secretly softhearted band of pirates. When Frederic falls for the Major-General’s daughter, Mabel, he disavows the pirates’ way of life. However, the Pirate King uncovers an “ingenious paradox” to prevent Frederic from leaving his Pirate duty. With the cowardly police no match for the swashbuckling pirates, can love save them all?