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Irondale Theater
Irondale High School 2425 Long Lake Road New Brighton, MN 55112
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29 events
12 reviews
10 stars
The weather was hot. I wore sundress - bring a sweater - it's cold in theater!!! ..
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5 reviews
3 stars
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"The Pirates of Penzance"
30 ratings
4.5 average rating
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8 events
6 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 15 2012

A group of us attended Pirates of Penzance at Irondale High School, we had a wonderful time. From picking up the tickets to the ushers everyone was special. As for the players they were fantastic an that includes the music conductor. We laughed so...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 15 2012

Great play! Well executed. I've heard about this musical my whole life and obviously knew the famous hit from the show. It was surprisingly well done by this troupe. Very lively and the singing was impeccable. I thought I was listening to a...continued

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1 review
10 stars
attended Jul 14 2012

Minimal set...but very professional leads...great singing orchestra. Prancing Pirate King. G&S fans will enjoy it. A few too many daughters Major General. Well Done community theater!!!

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_The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty _is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic finds out, however, that he was born on 29 February, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His apprenticeship indentures state that he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday, and so he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic’s only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.