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The cast of the Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance production of “The Pirates of Penzance” includes, from left, Jeff Kringer as Frederic, Kordell KeyAndre Hammond as the Pirate King and Genevieve Ellis as Mabel. The Walter Gloor Mainstage Series event opens March 31 for six performances in Marvel Theatre.

Rollicking The Pirates of Penzance continues Mainstage Series

Take a bright, clever score from the team of Gilbert and Sullivan, add a delightfully absurd storyline, top it off with pirates and you have the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series. The Department of Theatre and Dance presents six performances of The Pirates of Penzance from March 31 to April 8 in Marvel Theatre at Rockefeller Arts Center on the Fredonia campus.

Directing will be Tom Loughlin, who recently retired after an 29-year run with the Department. Loughlin said there are many factors that make The Pirates of Penzance such a compelling piece of theater.

“First off, it’s one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s greatest operettas, with a bright, clever score and a delightfully absurd storyline,” the director said. “Second, it’s a show that’s rather like a merengue – light, fluffy, tasty, fun, sugary. Thirdly, it’s pirates! And what's more fun than pirates?”

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Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are also available by phone at 673-3501 and at the Campus Ticket Office in the Williams Center.

Mix & Match Ticket Plans still on sale

Purchase tickets to three or more different events and save with our Mix & Match Season Ticket Plans. Plans may be purchased through the Fredonia Campus Ticket Office in the Williams Center. The phone number is 673-3501.

More information is available at the link below.

Mix & Match Season Tickets


Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center

State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
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