The Bryan Cultural Series is proud to announce that we are bringing the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players production of The Pirates of Penzance to First Flight High School in September. In cooperation with The Outer banks Forum for the Lively Arts we will host two performances of Pirates. The Bryan Cultural Series will host a public performance on Friday Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. the OBX Forum for the Lively Arts will host a performance for Forum subscribers on Saturday Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Both performances will be held at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills. The event is supported in part by a grant from the Outer Banks Community Foundation.
This New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players production is your chance to get carried away by Pirates. Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. This exuberant musical theater masterpiece, directed and conducted by Albert Bergeret with choreography by Bill Fabris, is performed in its original format. The rich sounds of full orchestra, chorus, and legitimate vocal soloists resonate with classic elegance and power while the company’s vibrancy, energy and contemporary sense of humor keep the show alive and exciting to a modern audience. The Pirates of Penzance - they’ll steal your heart away!
Now in its fourth decade of operation, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) is America’s preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble. Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, who has been hailed as “the leading custodian of the G&S classics” by New York magazine, NYGASP has created its own special niche in the cultural mosaic of New York City and the nation. Since its founding in 1974, the company has presented over 2,000 performances of the G&S masterpieces throughout the eastern United States and Canada, captivating audiences of all ages.
Tickets for the Friday Sept. 18th performance are available now online for $20 and will be available shortly at our local retail partners. A limited number of tickets for the for the Saturday Sept. 19th performance will be available through the Outer Banks Forum starting on September 1 for $28.