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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

July 26 - 28, 2019

Camelot's Conservatory Program presents...

Set sail with the Camelot Conservatory as our students recreate this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. A fresh take on one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic operas, this updated version of The Pirates of Penzance took New York by storm when it premiered in Central Park in 1980, leading to a subsequent smash-hit Broadway run. The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year meaning that he must serve for another 63 years.

Camelot Theatre provides comprehensive Musical Theatre Conservatory programs for young artists seeking stimulating and supportive training in the theatre arts. Based on the traditions of Conservatory Training, students enjoy the camaraderie of other talented artists and musicians with the guidance of a distinguished faculty. The programs are held at the Theatre and in collaboration with Southern Oregon University, and engage young people in acting, directing, playwriting, stagecraft, stage combat, dance, movement and voice.

Tickets: $20 - $25

 

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