The Pirates of Penzance

Uris Theatre

January 8, 1981 - August 8, 1981

Minskoff Theatre

August 9, 1981 - November 28, 1982

Previews Began: December 22, 1980

Opening Night: January 8, 1981

Closing Night: November 28, 1982

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Music: Sir Arthur Sullivan

Libretto: W. S. Gilbert

Young Frederic has turned 21 and thus completed his apprenticeship to a band of kindhearted pirates. He falls for Mabel, the lovely daughter of law-enforcer Major-General Stanley, only to learn that his birthday falls on Feb. 29, which means he is technically still a pirate.

Musical Numbers

Pour, O Pour The Pirate Sherry…The Pirate King,
                                                    Samuel, Frederic,
                                                                     Pirates
When Frederic Was A Little Lad…………………Ruth
Oh, Better Far To Live and Die….The Pirate King,
                                                      Pirates
Oh, False One, You Have Deceived Me!…….Ruth,
                                                                   Frederic
Climbing Over Rocky Mountain……….Edith, Kate,
                                                            Daughters
Stop, Ladies, Pray!………………Frederic, Daughters
Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast…..Frederic,
                                                                Daughters
Poor Wandering One………………Mabel, Daughters
What Ought We To Do?….Edith, Kate, Daughters
How Beautifully Blue The Sky……Mabel, Frederic,
                                                      Daughters
Stay, We Must Not Lose Our Senses…….Frederic,
                                                               Daughters,
                                                                     Pirates
Hold, Monsters!………………………….Mabel, Samuel,
                                           Major General Stanley,
                                                  Daughters, Pirates
I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-
General…………..Major General Stanley, Ensemble
Oh, Men of Dark and Dismal Fate………..Ensemble

Oh, Dry the Glistening Tear…..Mabel, Daughters
Then Frederic…..Major General Stanley, Frederic
When The Foeman Bares His Steel………….Mabel,
                                           The Sergeant of Police,
                                                    Police, Daughters
Now For The Pirates’ Lair!…………..Frederic, Ruth,
                                                       The Pirate King
When You Had Left Our Pirate Fold………….Ruth,
                                                                  Frederic,
                                                       The Pirate King
My Eyes Are Fully Open……………..Frederic, Ruth,
                                                       The Pirate King
Away, Away! My Heart’s On Fire….Ruth, Frederic,
                                                       The Pirate King
All Is Prepared…………………………..Mabel, Frederic
Stay, Frederic, Stay!…………………..Mabel, Frederic
Sorry Her Lot…………………………………………..Mabel
No, I Am Brave…….Mabel, The Sergeant of Police,
                               Police
When A Felon’s Not Engaged In His Employment…………The Sergeant of Police, Police
A Rollicking Band of Pirates We……Pirates, Police
                                           The Sergeant of Police
With Cat-Like Tread, Upon Our Prey We
Steal………………………………Pirates, Police, Samuel
Hush, Hush! Not A Word……………………..Frederic,
                                           Major General Stanley,
                                                         Pirates, Police
Sighing Softly to the
River………………Major General Stanley, Ensemble
Finale………………………………………………..Ensemble