'The Pirates of Penzance' on tap in Sandusky

SANDUSKY - It's time to gear up for that "Very Model of a Modern Major General." Gilbert & Sullivan's masterpiece, "The Pirates of Penzance," will return to the Sandusky State Theatre at 7 p.m. March 4.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

SANDUSKY — It's time to gear up for that "Very Model of a Modern Major General."

Gilbert & Sullivan's masterpiece, "The Pirates of Penzance," will return to the Sandusky State Theatre at 7 p.m. March 4.

This production of The Pirates of Penzance won the International Award for Operetta and Best Director and Best Production at the Gilbert & Sullivan Festivals in San Francisco and in Philadelphia.

The production is being presented by The Carl Rosa Company, which won the International Award for Operetta and Best Director and Best Production at the Gilbert & Sullivan Festivals in San Francisco and in Philadelphia.

The Pirates of Penzance, which was written in 1879, is one of Gilbert and Sullivan's greatest comic operas. It presents a topsy-turvy plot involving a band of orphaned pirates who are distinctly deficient in cut-throatedness. Now 127 years since its premiere, The Pirates of Penzance features familiar songs such as the patter-song "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General and "A Policeman's Lot Is Not a Happy One."

Tickets cost $25, $20 and $10 for students. They are available at the Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., by calling (419) 626-1950 and online atwww.sanduskystate.com.