THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE JR.
Duration: 60 minutes
SYNOPSIS: Credits
 
Book by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
Music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan
Lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
 
Overview/Synopsis
 
Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility in The Pirates of Penzance JR, a swashbuckling musical journey!
 
Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates of Penzance JR begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year. Finally having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen - which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. Thus turns out to be a tricky prospect indeed, especially when Frederic's freedom is called into question! The Pirates of Penzance JR is a light, comic introduction to the work of Gilbert and Sullivan, featuring opportunities for singing as an ensemble or in small groups, with vocal parts written in unison or simple two-part harmony.
POUR, O POUR THE PIRATE SHERRY
[Pirates, Samuel]

WHEN FREDERIC WAS A LITTLE LAD
[Ruth]

OH, BETTER FAR TO LIVE AND DIE
[Pirate King, Pirates]

OH, FALSE ONE, YOU HAVE DECEIVED ME
[Frederic, Ruth]

CLIMBING OVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN
[Daughters, Edith, Kate]

STOP, LADIES, PRAY!
[Frederic, Edith, Kate, Daughters]

OH, IS THERE NOT ONE MAIDEN
[Frederic, Daughters, Mabel]

POOR

Samuel is a pirate and serves as the second in command to the Pirate King. Where the Pirate King is self-assured, assertive, and strong, Samuel is more bookish. Think of him as the accountant to the Pirates. Samuel has some featured solos and it is a good role for a performer who is showing good promise, but needs to nurture their skills a bit.
Vocal range: Bb3-Eb3

The Pirate King is a great comic lead for a boy who is self assured, a bit of a ham, and great at physical comedy. Cast someone who is inventive, fearless and willing to take positive risks. The Pirate King should sing reasonably well, but he doesn't need to be a polished singer. Consider casting someone who is athletically inclined and a natural leader-this is a great role for the star soccer player, or captain of the football team.
Vocal range: B3-Eb5

Frederic is the male ingenue of the show. He should have a great voice that is polished. Frederic should also have looks that qualify as "dreamy" if at all possible. Think Davy Jones, Luke Perry or anyone who may be worthy of the cover of Teen Beat or Teen People. Frederic can be a better singer than an actor, but it's great if

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