The drama students at Saint George’s School will perform Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert’s comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance” beginning Wednesday in Saint George’s Founders Theater, at 7 p.m. The show will continue March 28 and March 29.
The musical is a story about Frederic, played by John Hatheway, an apprentice who joins a band of soft-hearted pirates and falls in love with Mabel, played by Caroline Hammett and Malinda Wagstaff, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, played by Kyler Hayes. Bound to his apprenticeship until his 21st birthday, Frederic must be loyal to his pirates for the next 63 years because he was born on Feb. 29 and technically only has a birthday in a leap year. Mabel vows to faithfully wait for him, giving him solace and the will to carry out his duty.
Other cast members are Cade Martin as the pirate king; Allison Milbrath as Ruth; John Ogden as Samuel; Ethan Guinn as Patch Eye; Peter Ogden as Wicker; Jaxon Lindauer as Cowfoot; Hunter Hyde as Masher; Truman Harris as Barnebey; Delfino Liu as Squelch; and Josias Michalko as Tanks.
Major-General Stanley’s daughters are Caroline Hammett and Malinda Wagstaff as Rose; Natalie Johnson as Edith; Stephanie Hammett as Kate; Alaina Jacobsen as Isabel; Kamila Mahaffy as Emily; Anya Walker as Sarah Jane; Anna Nowland as Margaret; Claire Generous as Lizzie; Amara Becker as Judith; Alana Foster as Hattie; Erin Armitage as Millicent; and Katherine Lee as Julia.
The Sergeant of Police is played by Caelan Angel, and the policemen are: Alyson Galow, Amanda Guinn, Angela Hickey, Connor Hickey, Collin Lawrence, Jadwin Michalko, Isabelle Nachtsheim, Lucas Poppel and Kira Renfro.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors when purchased in advance through EventBrite. Visit www.eventbrite.com and search for “The Pirates of Penzance - Upper School Musical.” Tickets may also be purchased at the door and are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
School upgrade ceremony set
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Mullan Road Elementary School modernization will be March 27, from 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Construction on the project is scheduled to begin this spring. The modernization is funded by the 2009 facilities and technology improvement bond, along with the acquisition of additional state construction funding.
The school is at 2616 E. 63rd Ave.
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