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Department of Music and Theater presents "The Pirates of Penzance"

"The Pirates of Penzance" comes to The O\'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University March 9-11.
"The Pirates of Penzance" comes to The O\'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University March 9-11.
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Take no prisoners!

The Department of Music and Theater at St. Catherine University, in cooperation with The University of St. Thomas, presents "The Pirates of Penzance" at The O’Shaughnessy from March 9-11, 2012.

A day at the beach for the daughters of a modern Major General provides Frederic and his pirate mates with a chance encounter and a first-rate opportunity to marry with impunity. Then Duty, filial and otherwise, threatens to scuttle everything. Can Catastrophe be averted? Will Love prevail?

Of course, but not before Gilbert and Sullivan fire a few broadsides at social stuffiness in this rollicking operetta that abounds in music, comical paradox and delicious silliness delivered with wit as sharp as a corsair’s cutlass.

This March, the St. Catherine University Department of Music and Theater in cooperation with the University of St. Thomas will put their own stamp on this classic, proving why "The Pirates of Penzance" is still one of the most popular and enduring musicals ever. To see photos from dress rehearsal, view the slideshow.

The show will be March 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and March 11 at 2 p.m., at The O'Shaughnessy on the St. Paul campus of St. Catherine University, located at 2004 Randolph Avenue in St. Paul, Minn. General admission tickets are $17, and tickets are $7 for all students with an ID and for ACTC faculty and staff.

For more information, call (651) 690-6700 or visit The O'Shaughnessy website.

Feb. 24, 2012 by Melissa Kaelin

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