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Harmony School to perform ‘Pirates of Penzance Jr.’ at HCCT

COTTONWOOD SHORES — A story of pirates and fair maidens, of honor and deception, all of it wrapped up in a comedic opera, is coming to the Hill Country Community Theatre May 7-8.

IN PHOTO: The year’s pirates in the Harmony School of Creative Arts production of ‘Pirates of Penzance Jr.’ at the Hill Country Community Theatre include Anna Herrington (left), McKenzey Fox, Shelby Bettin, Emma Levine, Crystal Marroquin, Matthew Weagant, Lance Cox, Chance Cox and Henry Rowland. Courtesy photo

Once again, the theater and the Harmony School of Creative Arts are joining forces to present a student version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s "Pirates of Penzance."

This production is "Pirates of Penzance Jr."

Two performances are at the theatre, 4003 FM 2147 — 7 p.m. May 7 and 2:15 p.m. May 8.

The play centers around the honorable Frederic, who plans to quit pirating on his 21st birthday. Desperate for a wife, he falls in love with young Mabel, one of several daughters of the Major-General.

Indeed, the Pirate King intends for all the pirates to marry daughters, to their fathers’ grief. Enter some bumbling police and new information about the terms of Frederic’s indenture to the pirates, and the fray begins.

The 15-member cast, ages 9-14, has been rehearsing weekly at Harmony School in Marble Falls since early February, under the direction of David Bend and with vocal coaching from Robert Schneider.

Chandra Irvin is the choreographer.

Tickets are available at the theater box office, (830) 798-8944, and at Harmony School, (830) 693-1791, 1503 Mormon Mill Road in Marble Falls.

Adult admission is $10 and students $5.