The Pirates of Penzance

Operetta - Revival

44th Street Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 7, 1940
  • Closing Date: October 15, 1940
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 6

Playwright: W. S. Gilbert

Libretto: W. S. Gilbert

Music: Sir Arthur Sullivan


Young Frederic has turned 21 and thus completed his apprenticeship to a band of kindhearted pirates. He falls for Mabel, the lovely daughter of law-enforcer Major-General Stanley, only to learn that his birthday falls on Feb. 29, which means he is technically still a pirate.


Opening Night Cast

Carlton Bentley Frederic
Miriam Bentley Edith
Anne Dawson Chorus
Robert Eckles The Sergeant of Police
Frank Kierman Major General Stanley
Kathryn Lewis Kate
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Opening Night Production Credits

  W. S. Gilbert Writer
  Sir Arthur Sullivan Music
  Charles Alan Director
  Felicia Sorel Choreographer
  Samuel Leve Scenic Design
  Lyric Opera Co. Producer
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