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Light Opera presents swashbuckling fun

Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento celebrates its 31st season with Gilbert and Sullivan’s swashbuckling musical comedy “The Pirates of Penzance.”

Goofy, irreverent, and as entertaining today as it was when it first opened in 1879, “The Pirates of Penzance” follows the story of an orphan boy who was mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate instead of a (ship’s) pilot.

One of the most popular operettas ever written, “The Pirates of Penzance” is a hilarious farce featuring soft-hearted pirates, bumbling policemen, impressionable young ladies and an eccentric Major-General. It pours over with unforgettable melodies such as “Poor Wandering One,” and tongue-twisting songs such as “I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General.” The company performs with a live orchestra and supertitles.

Performances are held in Sacramento at the 24th Street Theatre, 2791 24th St., at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10; 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11; 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12; 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17; 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Performances will also be held at the Davis Veterans Memorial Center Theatre, 203 East Fourteenth Street at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24; 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26.

Ticket cost $15 for students, children (12 and younger), seniors (55+), or SARTA members and $20 for general admission. They are available  at brownpapertickets.com/event/203999 for the Sacramento performances and brownpapertickets.com/event/205317 for the Davis performances, or by calling (800) 838-3006.

Seating is unreserved, but accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.

For more information contact the Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento by phone at (916) 258-LOTS (5687), via e-mail at lightoperasacramento@gmail.com, or by visiting LightOperaSac.org.

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