The Pirates of Penzance

Operetta - Revival

Majestic Theatre (April 09, 1934 - April 14, 1934)
Majestic Theatre (May 07, 1934 - May 12, 1934)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: April 9, 1934
  • Closing Date: May 12, 1934
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 16

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.


The Pirates of Penzance played a one-week limited engagement from Apr. 9 to Apr. 14, 1934. It later returned for a second one-week engagement from May 7 to May 12, 1934.


Opening Night Cast

Walter Bartholomew Ensemble
Frances Baviello Kate
Frank Benedict Ensemble
John Best Ensemble
Lauretta Brislin Ensemble
Caroline Cantlin Ensemble
John Cardini Ensemble
Jean Chase Ensemble
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Opening Night Production Credits

  W. S. Gilbert Libretto
  Sir Arthur Sullivan Music
  Lee Daly Director
  Franklyn Ambrose Scenic Design
  S.M. Chartock Producer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1933 - 1934

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