Broadway Training Center of Westchester's Production of 'Pirates of Penzance' Dec. 2-4
FOR ARTS EDITORS AND REPORTERS
Broadway Training Center of Westchester’s Production of ‘Pirates of Penzance’ Dec.2– Dec.4
Broadway Training Center (BTC) has been creating Theater non-stop and nurturing a sense of community for over 30 years. Nestled in the historic village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, BTC hosted live productions of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, The Lightning Thief, and Singin’ In The Rain last season and are delighted to be back in theaters for a production of The Pirates of Penzance this December! The 2023 Broadway revival is just around the corner, and celebrating the play turning 143 during its birthday month with BTC is the perfect family fun outing! Production Will Feature an Award-Winning Ensemble of Students, Grades 4-12, from throughout Westchester, Rockland, the Bronx, and Connecticut.
Arts Editors and Reporters: Please call 914-478-7065 to arrange for press passes, or an interview with one of the artistic directors. Additional photos and video available on request.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCES
Broadway Training Center of Westchester presents The Pirates of Penzance
A New Version of GILBERT and SULLIVAN'S THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
As Presented on Broadway by New York Shakespeare Festival
Book by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
Music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan
Lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
Directed by Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos
Performed by the BTC Combined Fall Ensemble (Junior and Senior Ensembles together)
Inspired by the minds of Gilbert and Sullivan, this version of the Tony Award-winning The Pirates of Penzance is a swashbuckling adventure for the whole family! This classic score's beauty, wit, and whimsy are imbued with a modern sensibility that first set sail in 1879 and again onto Broadway in the 1980s, making audiences laugh ever since. The story follows young Frederic, an orphan mistakenly apprenticed by an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. Frederic meets and falls for the melodic Mabel and disavows the pirate lifestyle. But, when the Pirate King discovers Major-General Stanley, Mabel's father, claimed untruthfully to be an orphan for the sake of his fortune and to protect his daughters, Frederic realizes that his paradise may not last for much longer, and the hilarious complications abound.
"One of the most beloved shows in the English speaking world... The musical defies categorization and has a combination of music including arias, ballads, choruses and four part harmonies. There is sharp dialogue, a twisting plot and clever lyrics."
— Richard Connema, TalkinBroadway.com
Fri. Dec 2nd 2022, 7:00 pm; Sat. Dec 3rd 2022, 7:00 pm; Sun. Dec 4th 2022, 3:00 pm
Children/Students & Seniors: $18.00
Tickets are $3 more at the door. All sales are final
WHERE: Broadway Training Center at Hasting High School, 1 Mt Hope Blvd, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Masks are recommended for audience members inside the building. We reserve the right to update our Covid protocols as circumstances dictate.
ABOUT BROADWAY TRAINING CENTER: Based in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, Broadway Training Center of Westchester is a premier performing arts school that provides year-long training programs in acting, voice, dance and performance ensembles for grades K-12 and adults. Celebrating its 31st anniversary this year, BTC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information about its Youth, Teen and Adult Enrichment programs, please visit www.BroadwayTraining.com or call 914-478-7065.
MEDIA Contact: Heather LoSchiavo, Managing Director: Development@BroadwayTraining.com
“Best Theatre Classes in Southern Westchester”- Westchester Magazine
Hastings High School
1 Mount Hope Boulevard
Hastings High School, NY 10706