The Pirates of Penzance

Operetta - Revival

City Center

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  • Opening Date: May 12, 1946
  • Closing Date: May 31, 1946
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  • Performances: 4

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

John Dudley Major General Stanley
Gean Greenwell The Pirate King
Susan Griska Edith
John Hamill Frederic
Catherine Judah Ruth
Earle MacVeigh Samuel
Virginia MacWatters Mabel
Hubert Norville Samuel
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Opening Night Production Credits

  W. S. Gilbert Libretto
  Sir Arthur Sullivan Music
  Eugene S. Bryden Staging
  Igor Schwezoff Choreographer
  H.A. Condell Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1945 - 1946

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