Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado at Olney Theatre Center

Pirates of Penzance
Book by W. S. Gilbert · Music by Arthur Sullivan
Directed and adapted by Sean Graney
Co-adapted by Kevin O’Donnell · Co-directed by Thrisa Hodits
Music direction by Andra Velis Simon

The Mikado
Book by W. S. Gilbert · Music by Arthur Sullivan
Directed and adapted by Sean Graney
Co-directed by Thrisa Hodits

Sail away this summer with scurvy pirates, star-crossed lovers, Pooh-Bah, Nanki-Poo, and of course that most manic of Modern Major Generals in Sean Graney’s “outrageously enjoyable” (Chicago Tribune) staging of two of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best-loved comic operettas. Performed by a cast of ten in promenade style (meaning you choose fixed seats or… you can decide to sit on the stage with the actors, though you’ll have to move when they tell you to!) in rotating repertory, Graney’s band of fearless actors tackle not only some of the silliest roles ever written for musical theater, but the instruments, too! The DC-area premiere of The Hypocrites follows critically-acclaimed runs at Berkeley Rep and American Repertory Theatre.