The Pirates of Penzance – Spring 2022

The Pittsburgh Savoyards close their 84th season this Spring with Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operetta, The Pirates of Penzance. Performances will be held March 25-27, April 1-3, and April 8-10 2022 at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, PA. (Directions and parking) Online livestreams of the April 9 & 10 performances are also available!

Recordings of our livestreams from April 9 and April 10 are still available until May 30, 2022! Click here for livestream recording tickets

PLEASE NOTE: For this performance we will be requiring guests to conform to the COVID-19 Vaccination and Masking requirements outlined by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Entry will be denied for guests who do not adhere to these requirements.

Performance dates and times are as follows:

  • Friday, March 25 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 27 at 2:30 pm (CC)
  • Friday, April 1 at 7:30 pm (CC)
  • Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 3 at 2:30 pm
  • Friday, April 8 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 pm (Livestream, CC)
  • Sunday, April 10 at 2:30 pm (Livestream)

All performances will feature supertitles for song lyrics, but the March 27, April 1, and April 9 performances will additionally feature supertitles for spoken dialogue as well. Online livestream viewing is also available for the April 9 & 10 performances.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance is a rollicking, delightfully funny tale of a band of soft-tempered pirates. Mistakenly apprenticed to a band of pirates by his nursemaid Ruth at the age of eight, the handsome Frederic is now twenty-one and, though quite fond of the group of joyous and fun-loving pirates, virtuously chooses to abandon his profession, dedicating himself instead to their eradication. Shortly after leaving them, he encounters a gaggle of beautiful maidens (one of whom, Mabel, steals his heart). The whole group has a run-in with the pirates themselves (as well as the girls’ father, the eccentric Major-General), but they are able to escape their clutches on the false premise that the Major-General is an orphan — a fact these tenderhearted pirates simply cannot help but take into account, given the fact that the majority of them are orphans themselves. Later, Frederic leads a band of cowardly policemen to take out the Pirate King and his men once and for all, but a secret is revealed about Frederic that will change his fate forever. Coming on the heels of their first international sensation H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, or: The Slave of Duty is a delightful farce of a classic that is fun for all ages and beloved since its premiere in 1879.

More Information

Interview/song excerpts: Live Performance: The Pirates of Penzance, Pittsburgh Savoyards – Saturday Light Brigade
Director Interview: Pittsburgh Savoyards – Pirates of Penzance – WQED Voice of the Arts
Preview: Pittsburgh Savoyards present ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ opening Friday, 3/25 – onStage Pittsburgh
Preview: PTL Weekend Guide: April 7, 2022

Review: The Pittsburgh Savoyards Present “The Pirates of Penzance” – George B. Parous, onStage Pittsburgh
Review: Savoyards’ “Pirates” Loaded with Playful Mirth – David Zuchowski, Pittsburgh Owl Scribe
Mini-review: Things To Do This Weekend in Pittsburgh – Sean Collier, Pittsburgh Magazine

Music Director – Guy Russo
Stage Director – Robert Hockenberry
Production Manager – Lynette Garlan
Production Stage Manager – Andrea Lisiak
Technical Director – Matt Lisiak
Lighting Designer – Garth Schafer
Costumier – Ellen Rosen
Properties Designer – Leslie Clark
Assistant Conductor – Andrew Peters

Major-General StanleyAndy Hickly (Mar. 25, 27, Apr. 2, 8, 10)
Franklin Mosley (Mar. 26, Apr. 1, 3, 9)
The Pirate KingLogan Newman
Samuel, his LieutenantJoshua W Berkey (Mar. 26, Apr. 1, 3, 9)
Don Neuhaus (Mar. 25, 27, Apr. 2, 8, 10)
Frederic, the Pirate ApprenticeBen Nadler (Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 3, 9)
Paul Yeater (Mar. 25, 27, Apr. 1, 8, 10)
Sergeant of PoliceSean Lenhart (Mar. 25, 27, Apr. 2, 8, 10)
Eric Schaffer (Mar. 26, Apr. 1, 3, 9)
Ruth, a Piratical Maid of all workSally A Denmead (Mar. 25, 27, Apr. 2, 8, 10)
Michele Gray-Schaffer (Mar. 26, Apr. 1, 3, 9)
Mabel, the Major-General's DaughterAlexandra Aks (Mar. 25, 27, Apr. 2, 8, 10)
Emily Gallagher (Mar. 26, Apr. 1, 3, 9)
Edith, the Major-General's DaughterBrady Collins (Mar. 26, Apr. 1, 3, 9)
Kate Manuel (Mar. 25, 27, Apr. 2, 8, 10)
Kate, the Major-General's DaughterJulia Polisoto (Mar. 26, Apr. 1, 3, 9)
Savannah Simeone (Mar. 25, 27, Apr. 2, 8, 10)
Isabel, the Major-General's DaughterLisa Dunlap (Mar. 26, Apr. 1, 3, 9)
Constance Morin (Mar. 25, 27, Apr. 2, 8, 10)
The Major-General's DaughtersKat Bowman
Michelle Cali
Leslie Clark
Chelsie Clydesdale
Deborah Geary
Jordan Hightower
Inara Manzetti
Tamara Marlise Manzetti
Kathryn Morosky
Elizabeth Partee
Brienne Sharo
Marichristine Storch
Kira Varela
PiratesMark Alt
Martin Atschul
Adam Birch
Chris Carter
Lynette Garlan
Megan Kelly
Sarah Schultz
Steve Travis
Myles Zuckerman
PolicemenGerry Neuhaus
Don Gudenburr
Phil Hayes
Jeremy Ernstoff
Joshua Schreiber