Calendar Notice: Pirates of Penzance at Hole in the Wall Theater


The Pirates of Penzance, as its’ fifth show of the 2015-2016 season. Performances run Fridays & Saturdays May 20th through June 11th at 8:00pm with two Sunday matinees on May 22nd and June 5th at 2:00pm.   The Pirates of Penzance is directed and choreographed by Emily Trudeau of Cheshire who helmed HITW’s successful 2015 summer production of Enron. Tickets are $25.00 (General Admission) and $20.00 (students & seniors). Tickets can be purchased at the door and online at The May 27th performance will be our Pay-What-You-Can performance where you name the price of your ticket.

When the Doily Cart Opera (not at all the same thing, or based upon the famous D’oyly Carte Opera Company) makes a brief stop in New Britain, shenanigans will ensue. This not quite ready for prime time group of players will set sail with the beloved swashbuckling comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history.

A show suitable for children, parents and grandparents alike, Gilbert & Sullivan’s hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic (Peter Bailey of Bristol), a duty bound young man 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 (Johanna Regan of Killingworth), Major General Stanley’s songbird daughter. Frederic’s melodious tones win over the heart of Mabel, but when the Pirate King (Hal Chernoff of Simsbury) discovers General Stanley (David Schancupp of Guilford) has lied and preyed upon the pirates “incredulous simplicities”, to keep the pirates from carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, and “ingenuous paradox” may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of “The very model of a modern Major-General.”

Join us for songs, swordplay, and a band of tap dancing bobbies, as Hole in the Wall Theater lends its own unique brand of whimsy to one of the most well loved and timeless musicals ever written.

The HITW cast includes: Peter Bailey (Bristol), Johanna Regan (Killingworth), Hal Chernoff (Simsbury), Susan Smith (Middletown), David Schancupp (Guilford), Alex Kirstukas (Avon), Erin Campbell & Stephen Michelsson (both from New Britain), Ksiten Norris (Berlin), Doug McCarthy (Torrington), Remy McCoy & Stephen Maher (both from West Hartford), Nate Rumney (Manchester), Kathleen McKay-Pine (Ashford), David Unsworth (Cromwell), Angelina DeLorenzo (Southbury), Lauren Hyne (Bloomfield) and Cassandra Pease (Tariffville).


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