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'Pirates of Penzance' to Take Stage at Susquehanna University

Published on January 17, 2012

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will present “The Pirates of Penzance” Jan. 26 atPirates of Penzance 7:30 p.m. in the Degenstein Center Theater at Susquehanna University. The performance is the second of three in this year’s Artist Series at Susquehanna.

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players is a professional repertory company that supports the living legacy of Gilbert and Sullivan through performance and education. The company is a constituent presenter at the New York City Center under the leadership of founder and Artistic Director Albert Bergeret. This performance will be a fully staged theatrical presentation that includes the company’s pit orchestra. The two-part comic opera became one of the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan works and includes the well-known “Modern Major General” song.

“The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players productions are among the finest in the world,” said Valerie Martin, dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Communications at Susquehanna. “I had the pleasure of attending a performance at the New York City Center and felt they would be an excellent fit for SU's Artist Series. In particular, ‘Pirates of Penzance’ is one of the most enjoyable and beloved of the G&S comic operas, sure to please an audience.”

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $5 for non-SU students. They can be purchased from the box office in person or by calling 570-372-ARTS, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

The Susquehanna University Artist Series has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists of dance, music and theatre for the university and larger community since 1902. The Artist Series seeks to encourage an aesthetic appreciation of diverse cultures as well as the artistic heritage of humankind. Performances are often linked in ways that advance intellectual engagement through master classes, lectures or content of the artistic presentation.


Karen M. Jones


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