Tuesday, May 10, 2016

GILBERT & SULLIVAN’S MOST HILARIOUS MUSICAL TO BE PERFORMED IN FAIR LAWN & RIDGEWOOD THIS WEEKEND

Pirates promotional flyer

The Pirates of Penzance

WHEN: Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:
Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn
TICKETS:  $20 and $22 at the door.  Children under 12 are admitted free.  Tickets can be purchased at www.ridgewoodgands.com.

WHEN: Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m.
WHERE:
Ridgewood United Methodist Church, 100 Dayton Street in Ridgewood
TICKETS: $20 and $22 at the door.  Children under 12 are admitted free.  Tickets can be purchased at www.ridgewoodgands.com.

The Pirates of Penzance tells the story of Frederic, a young man mistakenly indentured to a band of pirates. Frederic, upon reaching his twenty-first year, rejoices that he has fulfilled his indentures and is now free to return to respectable society and find a suitable wife, but it is not quite as simple as he thought it would be. Frederic falls in love with Mabel, one of the Major General's daughters, who is opposed to the pirates. Will Frederic turn against the pirates or help them with their kidnapping plots? Will Frederic and  Mabel be allowed to wed and live happily ever after?

The musical is staged by Reegan McKenzie (Wyckoff, NJ) and musically directed by Paul Geidel (Bronx, NY).  Performances will be supported by accompanist Laura Ravotti (Poughkeepsie, NY). 

The Major-General will be played by Bill Cantor and Nate Kaufman; Frederic will be played by Joseph Mayon and Dennis Oliveira (Kearny, NJ); Mabel will be played by Beverly Butrie and Allison Macri (Upper Saddle River, NJ), the Pirate King will be played by Matthew Haines and John Holmboe (Pearl River, NY); and Ruth will be played by Eileen Karlson (Teaneck) and Francesca Stokes (Kearny, NJ).  Supporting leads and an ensemble chorus rounds out the cast.