for "The Pirates of Penzance"
At MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Jan. 13-22
Windsor, N.J. - Rejoice
in a pirate's life when PinnWorth Productions presents Gilbert
and Sullivan's classic musical "The Pirates of Penzance"
at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. Dates
and times for this renowned show are: Fridays, Jan. 13 and
20 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Jan. 14 and 21 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays,
Jan. 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer's
West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception
with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance
on Jan. 13.
will enjoy the singing, the dancing, the plot twists and some
of the wittiest lyrics ever written for the stage in this
entertaining and enduring musical. This comic tale of mix-ups
begins with a British fellow named Frederic, who has unintentionally
spent his youth as an apprentice pirate - instead of a pilot
- thanks to his hapless nursery maid, Ruth. On his 21st birthday,
Frederic decides he will leave the band of pirates and expose
them as thieves. But before he has his chance, the pirates
come upon the lovely daughters of a major-general. Romance
is in the air, but the general is having none of it. Frederic
must choose a side, and that's when the true adventure begins!
to the show's enthusiastic director, Lou J. Stalsworth of
Allentown, "The show is bright, breezy, and a bit rowdy.
The voices are just marvelous, some of the best we've seen
on the Kelsey stage."
Starring in "Pirates" are: Alycia Bauch of Bordentown
as Ruth; Rob Gougher of Newtown, Pa., as Lieutenant Samuel;
Jim Petro of Hamilton as Frederic; Liz Rzasa of Lawrenceville
as Mabel; Michael Schiumo of Horsham, Pa., as the police sergeant;
John Shanken-Kaye of Doylestown, Pa., as Major General; and
John Zimmerman of Hamilton as the Pirate King. The three principal
wards are played by Jen Davis of Bordentown, Jenny Horowitz
of East Windsor, and Jennifer Winn of Ewing.
cast members, back row from left, Mike Schiumo, Dan Slothower,
Jim Zimmerman, Jim Cordingly, Dave Walter, Jim Petro and Brian
Maguire; middle row from left, John Russell, John Zimmerman,
and Rob Gougher; front row from left, Alycia Bauch, Liz Rzasa
and John Shanken-Kaye as the major general.
captain and his daughters, from left, Jenny Horowitz, Katie
Downey, John Skanken-Kaye, Liz Rzasa, Jenn Winn and Jenn Davis
members are: Collin Cenci of Hamilton, Jim Cordingly of Lawrenceville,
Katie Downey of New Brunswick, Brian Maguire of Lakehurst,
Lauren Makrancy of Florence, KerryAnn McKenna of Branchburg,
Ben Menaham of Plainsboro, Salley Page of Princeton, John
Russell of Mercerville, Victoria Scialfa of Robbinsville,
Dan Slothower of Plainsboro, Dave Walter of Allentown, and
James Zimmerman of Hamilton.
Also part of the production team are Laurie Gougher of Newtown,
Pa., is music director; Robert Terrano of East Windsor is
light and sound designer, Janell Byrne of Princeton is choreographer;
Rachel Piscopo of Morrisville, Pa., is stage manager; and
Dottie Farina of Hamilton is props mistress.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, and $14
for children and students. Tickets may be purchased by calling
the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333 or online.
Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available
next to the theater.
a complete listing of adult and children's events for the
2011-12 season, visit the Kelsey
website or call the box office for a brochure.
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