ĎThe Pirates of Penzanceí invades the MSU Amphitheater
The Minot State University Summer Theatre brings the new version of Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbertís "The Pirates of Penzance" to the stage July 7-11. Minot High School Central Campus instructor Chad Gifford, who is a Summer Theatre and MSU alumnus, is the director of this colorful costumed play.
Gilbert and Sullivanís updated operetta has more action and is more contemporary than the first version that hit the Broadway stage nearly 100 years ago. The story follows the love between Frederic, who is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates, and Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley. Upon finding out that he must serve 63 more years apprenticed to the pirates, Frederic hopes that Mabel agrees to faithfully wait for him.
"The show is filled with beautiful music and a cartoon-like atmosphere," Gifford said. "It is both beautiful and funny, all at the same time."
Following "The Pirates of Penzance" is the fan favorite "My Fair Lady," July 21-25. "Donít Dress for Dinner will be rescheduled for sometime in August in Aleshire Theater. The dates will be announced later.
For more information on season 46 of Summer Theatre or to make reservations, call 858-3228.