Pirates of Penzance is newest Lake Forest production

The Lake Forest College Departments of Music and Theater have announced a collaborative production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, to take place November 10-13, 2011 at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest.  

Auditions will take place in the first week of the fall 2011 semester.

The production will be co-produced by Don Meyer, Chair of Music, and Richard Pettengill, Chair of Theater.  The Music Director will be Nicholas Wallin, and the Vocal Coach will be Kathleen Van De Graaff. The performance’s director will be Shifra Werch.

The Pirates of Penzance, or the Slave of Duty, was premiered in 1879 in New York and London and remains one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most beloved operettas. Featuring a band of softhearted pirates and a bevy of beautiful maidens, the show is a delightful masterpiece of parody and satire.