The Department of Music and Theater at St. Catherine University, in cooperation with the University of St. Thomas, presents “The Pirates of Penzance” in The O’Shaughnessy, at St. Catherine, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul.
A day at the beach for the daughters of a modern major general provides Frederic and his pirate mates with a chance encounter and a first-rate opportunity to marry with impunity. Then duty threatens to scuttle everything. Can catastrophe be averted? Will love prevail? Of course, but not before Gilbert and Sullivan fire a few broadsides at social stuffiness in this rollicking operetta that abounds in music, comical paradox and silliness.
This St. Kate’s production puts its own stamp on the classic, proving why “The Pirates of Penzance” is still one of the most popular and enduring musicals ever.