Come enjoy Hawaii Opera Theatre’s adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operetta, The Pirates of Penzance! This special child-friendly show offers opportunities for adventurous audience members to hoist a sail or swab a deck — and perhaps even sing a bit.
The comic plot of “Pirates” follows the misadventures of a young Englishman named Frederic, who was mistakenly apprenticed to a group of pirates, led by the Pirate King. The terms of Frederic’s indenture are that he is to be freed at the age of 21. Just after his 21st birthday, he meets and falls in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, only to discover that he was born on February 29 in a leap year. Since he has thus technically had only five birthdays, he must remain with the pirates for another 63 years. Mabel promises to wait for him.
Suited for ages 5 & up.
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