GILBERT & SULLIVAN’S PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR. KICKS OFF SLO LITTLE THEATRE 69TH SEASON

Academy of Creative Theatre production, featuring an all-student cast, opens July 17th


(SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA) SLO Little Theatre’s Academy of Creative Theatre (ACT) children’s theatre program will kick off the Little Theatre’s 2015-2016 Season with a young performers’ version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s hilarious operetta Pirates of Penzance. The hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General, runs July 17-August 2, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm at the SLO Little Theatre, 888 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo. The show is directed by Shelagh Garren, with musical direction by Lacey McNamara and choreography by Molly McKiernan, and features a cast of talented Central Coast student actors, including Conner Allen, Riley Hutcheson, Isaac Capp, Jed Authier, Sarah Frederickson, Penny DellaPelle, Micaela Morgan, Linnaea Marks, Elizabeth Tharp, Nadia Fournier, Amanda Takken, Brooke Andris, Zoe Piette, Isabella Grznar, Sophia Lea, Lydia Damron, Carly Crow, and Jayda Monreal. Tickets are $13 for children and students and $20 for adults, available at slolittletheatre.org or call (805) 786-2440. (Calendar Editors: See bottom of page for listing information.)



ABOUT THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR.

Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates Of Penzance JR. begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his twenty-first year. Finally having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen—but all does not go as planned for Frederic or the pirates. Thus begins this gloriously silly tale filled with Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic patter songs and hilarious comedy. This young performer’s edition of the classic operetta serves as a great introduction to live theatre for young children and delightful entertainment for all ages.



DATES & TICKETS – THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR. runs July 17-August 2, 2015, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $13 for students. Tickets are available at slolittletheatre.org or by calling (805) 786-2440. All performances take place at the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, 888 Morro St. in San Luis Obispo.


ABOUT THE ACADEMY OF CREATIVE THEATRE

The San Luis Obispo Little Theatre’s Academy of Creative Theatre provides year-round theatrical training for youth ages 5-18 (kindergarten through 12th grade.) ACT’s after-school programs, summer camps and theatrical production classes inspire young performers and technicians to develop skills which will benefit them throughout their lives, both on and off the stage. Students involved in ACT have the opportunity to learn from professional artists in programs that combine process and performance. By offering hands-on, personal instruction we seek to give our students the opportunity to explore creative self-expression and individuality, build self-confidence and lifelong skills in the theatre arts. Whether our students choose to pursue theatre as a career, as volunteers or as audience members, our hope is their experience at the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre will help them to develop a greater appreciation of the theatre arts and a stronger connection to their community.



CALENDAR EDITORS:

SHOW: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR.

Book & Lyrics by Sir William S. Gilbert, Music by Sir Arthur S. Sullivan

DATES & TIMES: July 17-August 2, 2015 | Fri & Sat @ 7 pm, Sat & Sun @ 2pm

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: SLO Little Theatre’s Academy of Creative Theatre presents a young performers’ adaptation of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR., a delightful tale of sentimental pirates, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General. Performances run July 2-August 2, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm at the SLO Little Theatre, 888 Morro Street in San Luis Obispo. Tickets at slolittletheatre.org or call (805) 786-2440.

COST: Adults: $20 / Students: $13

PHONE: (805) 786-2440

WEBSITE: slolittletheatre.org



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