The Pirates of Penzance (Blue Hill Troupe 2016)

11 Nov 2016 to 19 Nov 2016
Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. presents

Gilbert & Sullivan’s

The Pirates of Penzance
or The Slave of Duty

to benefit Rocking the Boat

November 11-19, 2016
The Theatre At St. Jean’s
184 East 76th Street
New York, NY

Stage Director:  Carl Schmehl
Conductor/Music Director:  William Remmers

Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty, is a perennial favorite of audiences of all ages.  It tells the story of Pirate apprentice Frederic, who at the age of 21 has completed his term on board and is ready to go and seek his fortune, and to fall in love with the beautiful daughter of a local Major General… but is thwarted by the discovery that his birthday on February 29th and therefore he has only celebrated 5 of them.  Hilarity ensues!

This production offers a new, fresh look with a strong conception – as if we had never seen it before!  In this production, the leaps are higher; the band plays brighter, and the characters walk self-assuredly as the audience is helplessly transported to an enthralling singing, dancing, high-energy fantasy land.

Certainly, the literate humor of Gilbert’s libretto and the enchanting melodies of Sullivan’s score are all intact.  This “Pirates,” with a highly conceptualized set and lighting design, will be one of the Blue Hill Troupe’s most ambitious fall productions ever.

Tickets will be on sale after Labor Day, 2016.


Frederic – Michael Macaione*
Mabel – Heather Denny
Pirate King – Paul Mitchell Wilder
Major General – Scott Richard Smith
Ruth – Lesley Berry*
Sergeant – Erik Hanson
Samuel – David Pasteelnick
Kate – Eva Giorgi
Edith – Casey Keeler
Isabel – Cynthia Whitman


Maya Anand
Julia Farina
Rachel Goodman
Allison Prince
Rebecca Rozzoni
Suzanne Taylor
Julianne Wieboldt


Larry Beers
Johnny Hager
Douglas Kiddie
Charlie Schlangen
Neal Young*


John Leonard
Gregory Peterson