BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: The Wick Theater) — The Wick Theatre is proud to open their 2018-2019 season with the hilarious farce, The Pirates of Penzance. The Gilbert and Sullivan treasure returned to Broadway in 1981 under the direction of Joseph Papp and went on to win the Tony Award for “Best Revival.” This adventurous tale with an enthralling love story is suited for buccaneers of all ages. The Wick production runs from October 18 through November 11, 2018. Tickets are $75-$85,or call the box office at 561-995-2333.
“The Pirates of Penzance is swashbuckling good time, filled with topsy-turvy plot twists and a brilliant score,” said Marilynn A. Wick, Managing Executive Producer. “We are thrilled to be kicking-off our 6th season with this beloved family classic.”
The comic musical’s plot follows 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 so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his “twenty-first birthday,” meaning that he must serve for another 63 years! Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic’s only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.
The brilliant nonsense is punctuated with beautiful songs including, “Climbing Over Rocky Mountains”; Mabel’s gorgeous waltz entrance “Poor Wandering One”; the lilting duet “Oh, Leave Me Not To Pine”; the Major-General’s patter song “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General” ; the ballad of the cowardly constables, “A Policeman’s Lot Is Not a Happy One”; and the infectiously invigorating “Come Friends Who Plow the Sea.”
The Wick’s cast includes Clay Cartland at Frederic, Krista Buccellato as Mabel, Sean McDermott as the Pirate King and Michael Walters as the Major General. The production is directed and choreographed by Norb Joerder.