ROHS Drama Club Presents 'The Pirates of Penzance'
The Royal Oak High School Drama Club presents the classic Gilbert and Sullivan musical this weekend at the school.
The critically acclaimed Royal Oak High School Drama Club is presenting three performances of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan Musical The Pirates of Penzance.
There are three shows; Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m.. All performances take place at the Royal Oak High School Auditorium at 1300 Lexington.
To purchase tickets or get more information, go to www.rodrama.com.
The production features over 50 students in acting, lights, audio, staging and behind the scenes roles. The ROHS Drama Club is a student run organization that puts on one musical and one theatrical production each year.
The Pirates Of Penzance is a fun musical that follows Frederic (played by Chris Wagman), who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender‐hearted pirates. He meets Mabel (Hannah Weilgat), the daughter of Major-General Stanley (Issac Garrigues-Cortelyou), and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic finds out, however, that he was born on Feb. 29, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His apprenticeship states that he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday, and so he must serve for another 63 years!! Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.
Ed Nahhat, a Royal Oak Kimball graduate who also directs the productions of the Waterworks Theater including the Shakespeare in the Park series, directs the production.
The Royal Oak High School Drama Club is a self-funded organization. The budget for sets, costumes, props and publicity is based on revenue from ticket sales, advertisements and donations.
Source: Royal Oak High School Drama Club