That 'very model of a modern Major-General' conquers stage at Terrace Plaza

That 'very model of a modern Major-General' conquers stage at Terrace Plaza

Story - Aug 9 2012 - 1:57am
This is an 1880 theatrical poster for an American production of "The Pirates of Penzance."

'Pirates of Penzance'

7:30 p.m. Monday, Friday, Saturday, Aug. 10-Sept. 15.
Terrace Plaza Playhouse
99 E. 4700 South
Washington Terrace
$10-$12/adults. $7-$9/children. Discounts for seniors and students. or 801-393-0070.

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- "The Pirates of Penzance," the latest production of the Terrace Plaza Playhouse, opens Friday, Aug. 10.

The musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Monday through Sept. 15.

First staged in 1879, this comic operetta tells the story of Frederic, a young man bound to work as an apprentice to a group of pirates until his 21st birthday. Frederic is shocked when he learns he was born on Feb. 29 and therefore only has a birthday every four years.

Despite his growing love for Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, Frederic feels obligated to carry out the rest of his apprenticeship for another 63 years.SClBThe production is directed by Jacci Florence of Layton. It stars Kim Florence of Layton as the Pirate King and Dee Pace of Willard as Major-General Stanley, who sings the popular selection, "I am the very model of a modern Major-General."

Also appearing are Scott Henderson of Logan and Daniel Sessions of Ogden as Frederic, Emily Noyce of Clearfield and Kacee Hill of Layton as Mabel, and Rodney Carlson of Riverdale as the Sergeant.

"The Pirates of Penzance" features music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert; it was the team's fifth collaboration.

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