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  The Pirates of Penzance at Stage 773

The Pirates of Penzance

Stage 773
1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago

A two-act comic opera created by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert, The Pirates of Penzance was the first opera to ever have its official debut within the United States. Premiering on December 31st, 1879, the show was incredibly popular and well received by the public. The story revolves around a young man named Fredric, who is comically-bound in an apprenticeship to a merry band of pirates due to a technicality regarding his birthday. Things only become more complicated for Frederic when he meets Mabel and falls in love with her. Twenty-eight musical numbers are sprinkled across the hilarity-ensued pair of acts within The Pirates of Penzance.

Presented by Saltbox Theatre Collective

Thru - Jul 15, 2018

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm



Price: $16

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 773-327-5252

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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...This charming ambivalence extends to the show's story and characters. Frederic, the show's good-hearted protagonist, wins us over with his overly correct, very Victorian sense of propriety even as he's lampooned for the awful choices he makes for the sake of duty. Likewise, the show's pirates are lovable rogues, at once endearing and threatening, bloodthirsty and cowardly."
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Jack Helbig


Chicagoland Musical Theatre - Highly Recommended

"...The show is utterly silly from bow to stern, and that’s by Fruits’ design. It’s an imaginative feat of irony that would probably tickle the playwrights themselves. In modernizing and manipulating the play, the cast has actually written a love letter to the show’s spirit.x
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Ian Rigg


Picture This Post - Highly Recommended

"...How perfect! This air of community theater mixed in with the pros does not in any way detract. Rather, for this writer at least, this adds to the feel of buffoonery so integral to the very soul of this Gilbert & Sullivan farce. Add to the mix some Chicago circa now improvised libretto add-ins, and your biggest challenge becomes how to give your aching smile muscles a rest!!!"
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Amy Munice


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