WHAT: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
WHERE: Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre
WHEN: February 28–March 2 & March 6–9; 7:30 pm March 3; 2:00 pm
ADMISSION: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $6 students
TICKETS: Box Office 970.248.1604, coloradomesa.edu/moss/theatretickets.html
Pirates to Seize the Stage for CMU Music and Theatre Collaboration
Colorado Mesa University’s Department of Theatre Arts will continue its
2012-13 season with the full-scale operetta, The Pirates of Penzance, as a collaboration with the Department of Music. The classic Gilbert and Sullivan musical was last produced at CMU in 1994 under the direction of Music faculty member Dr. Jack Delmore. Following the success of Mozart's The Magic Flute in 2009, The Moss Performing Arts Center will once again treat the community to a full showcase of the rich talents of their students and faculty.
The fast-paced, fun and irreverent comic operetta tells the story of tender-hearted pirates, reluctant policemen, earnest lovers and an eccentric Major-General, all of whom are ridiculously bound by the dictates of duty. Among the fathers of the modern musical, Gilbert and Sullivan attained a lasting brilliance and beauty with this classic production.
The live orchestra will be made up of Instrumental Music majors, most of whom are involved with the CMU Symphony and Wind Symphony ensembles and will be conducted by Carlos Elias.
The Pirates of Penzance is sponsored by Enstrom Candies and the 2012-13 Theatre Arts season is sponsored by Chevron.
Tickets for the production are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $6 for students. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 970-248-1604 or by ordering online at coloradomesa.edu/moss/theatretickets.html.