Brush up on your binomial theorem and practice your patter song!

Brush up on your binomial theorem and practice your patter song! Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens Gilbert and Sullivan’s rousing operetta, The Pirates of Penzance, this Saturday, April 22.

This cheeky and charming show abounds with pirates, maidens and a Major General with the true gift of gab. Featuring hyperkinetic lyrics, madly colorful sets and a bevy of bungling bobbies, this production promises to be an evening of pure fun. Young Frederic, instantly smitten by the lovely Mabel but beholden to a Pirate King, and beleaguered by the Major General, must fulfill his sense of duty while staying true to his love. Sound complicated? That’s because only in The Pirates of Penzance will you hear the words ‘’lot o’ news’’ rhymed with “hypotenuse.’’

With an appearance by local favorite Robert Gibby Brand as the very model of a modern Major-General, this production is sure to delight seasoned opera buffs and babes alike! With performances April 22, 26 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and 29 and 30 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, The Pirates of Penzance promises pure piratical pleasure! Tickets are at kcopera.org.

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