"The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem." - Captain Jack Sparrow



Friday, November 13 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 15 2:30 PM
Tuesday, November 17 7:30 PM


Friday, November 20 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 22 2:30 PM


Friday, December 4 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 5 2:00 PM

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A young apprentice pirate with no stomach for a future of piracy is due to be released from his required service on his twenty-first birthday… Trouble is, fate might just intervene with the plan. With his newly found sweetheart, a long-winded but well-intentioned father, and a Pirate King boss with his own merry band of buccaneers, Pirates presents a timeless comedic romp. Hijinks and hilarity don’t miss a beat, and love works to win the day.

Sung in English with English Supertitles

The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Join Dr. Glenn Winters for his “Opera Up Close” pre-curtain talk forty-five minutes before each performance for his informative and entertaining insights on each production.

Cast & Crew

Adam Turner, conductor
Kyle Lang, director

Andrew Wilkowske, Major General
Zachary James, Pirate King
David Blalock, Frederic
Jeni Houser, Mabel
Margaret Gawrysiak, Ruth

The Pirates of Penzance - November/December 2020