BEAT announces its latest production by Gilbert and Sullivan opening April 19. With 35 actors ranging in age from 6 to 21 in the production, this entertaining, wacky play features sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General. It is suitable for all ages.
Pirates of Penzance runs April 19 through April 28 at COCC’s Pinckney Theater, and is directed by Jimena Shepherd, herself a BEAT alum. The show is choreographed by BEAT co-founder Mary Kilpatrick.
The BEAT production of Pirates of Penzance has two casts – nicknamed Gilbert and Sullivan – with the four principal parts double cast. The dates for the public performances are:
• April 19 7pm – Gilbert
• April 20 2pm – Sullivan
• April 20 7pm – Gilbert
• April 21 2pm – Sullivan
• April 26 7pm – Sullivan
• April 27 2pm – Gilbert
• April 27 7pm – Sullivan
• April 28 2pm – Gilbert
Tickets are available now at beattickets.org and the prices are $15 for adults and seniors; $10 for 18 and under.
BEAT was founded to teach and present performances, workshops and classes that expand the artistic, educational and social abilities of young actors and enhance the cultural experience of their audiences. For more information about BEAT classes and workshops, visit www.beatonline.org.