Sneak peek at Pirates of Penzance

This weekend’s production of the Gilbert & Sullivan much-loved comic opera Pirates of Penzance by Seat of Wisdom College’s (SWC) Don Bosco Drama Club looks set to delight audiences. The Current got a sneak preview at last night’s dress rehearsal at the Madawaska Valley District High School (MVDHS) in Barry’s Bay. Shown above is the chorus of pirates holding aloft Pirate King (Daniel Schramm)

The production promises to feature strong acting and choreography by SWC students, co-directed by Maria Henry and Marissa Henry who did much of the choreography. The high calibre of performance extends across the full cast. The choruses of pirates, daughters and policemen are engaging and vibrant. Musical director Schroeder Nordholt takes full advantage of the SWC students’ musical talent. Behind the scenes, the stage management, technical, costume and make-up teams all contribute to high production values throughout.

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Above from left: Ruth (Geneva Ulmer) and Frederic (Anthony Hamon); Nordholt rehearses a quartet of pirates.

Click link below for a brief video of the daughters’ chorus.

Advance sales end Feb. 28 but tickets may still be available at the door, unless sold out. Pirates of Penzance performances take place at MVDHS:

  • Friday March 1 and Saturday March 2 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday March 3 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $15 at the door,  $10 for students and seniors, free for kids under 6, and family rate of $45.

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