“This wild, wonderful adaption closely mimics the original, only this version is darker, edgier, weirder and paradoxically funnier. Plus, there are dancing zombies!” Tanya Seale, Broadway World
A long-lost first draft of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic The Pirates of Penzance, which debuted in New York in 1879, is discovered and brought to life 140 years later in what may have been its earlier, stranger form: a dark comedy with most of the same characters- including Major-General Stanley, a retired zombie hunter- but a slightly different plot.
Music: Gilbert Sullivan, Scott Miller
Book & Lyrics: Arthur Sullivan, Scott Miller
Inspired by: Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance
Of note: Premiered by St. Louis’ New Line Theatre in 2018
Director: David Herendeen
Music Director: Charles Koslowske