Sunday, March 24, 2:30 pm
The Virginia Opera will present its second show for families this season at the Simon Family JCC, a light and shortened version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.
The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and lyrics by W. S. Gilbert. The story concerns 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 finds out, however, that he was born on a leap year day, February 29, 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.
At the end of the 45 minute performance, there will be a question and answer period, and curious members of the audience can ask the cast about the performance or about Opera in general.
The Virginia Opera performed Hansel and Gretel at the JCC in November to an audience of more than 150.
Cost is $7.50 for ages 11+, $5 for ages 10 and under, $25 for a family. For tickets visit the JCC front desk, call 321-2338 or visit Simonfamilyj.org.
The Simon Family JCC is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.