music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.
November 21-23 at 7:30PM and
November 24 at 2:30PM at the Robert E. Johnson Theatre.
Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has
mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He
disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's
melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley's songbird
daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has
lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his
belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious
paradox" may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of "The
very model of a modern Major-General."