The Pirates of Penzance

Operetta - Revival

Mark Hellinger Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 10, 1949
  • Closing Date: October 15, 1949
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 9

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 Production Credits

  W. S. Gilbert Writer
  Sir Arthur Sullivan Music
  S.M. Chartock Director
  Ralph Alswang Scenic Design
  Peggy Morrison Costume Design
  Ralph Alswang Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1949 - 1950

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