Having reached the age of twenty-two, Frederick believes that he has finally freed himself from his apprenticeship to a hoard of pirates. Just as he is about to marry his beloved Mabel, the pirates reappear and inform him that his contract requires that he serve until his twenty-second birthday and that, having been born on February 29 in a leap year, he is aged only five. When the pirates turn against Mabel’s father, Frederick must chart a course through choppy waters and save both his future father-in-law and his fellow pirates.
Featuring songs such as “I am the Very Model of the Modern Major General,” “Poor Wand’ring One,” and “I am a Pirate King,” The Pirates of Penzance is a landmark in the history of music, and its popularity cemented Gilbert and Sullivan’s reputation as the greatest comic duo of Victorian England.
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