Music Theatre of Idaho presents 'Pirates of Penzance'

Statesman staffOctober 25, 2013 

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You’ll be the “very model of a modern major general” at Music Theatre of Idaho’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance; or The Slave to Duty.”

  • 'Pirates of Penzance; or The Slave to Duty'

    7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $17. 468-2385, MTIonline.org.

You’ll be the “very model of a modern major general” at Music Theatre of Idaho’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance; or The Slave to Duty.” This lively operetta contains some of the cleverest and funniest songs written by the duo.

Frederic is mistakenly apprenticed to pirates as a boy. It was supposed to be pilots. When he comes of age and is ready you strike out on his own, he discovers that because he was born in a leap year, he’s not really 21. Consequently, he must serve for another 63 years.

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