Seattle Pirates of Penzance, Starring Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Brandon O'Neill and Anne Eisendrath, Sets Sail
By Adam Hetrick
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Brandon O'Neill, David Pichette, Anne Eisendrath and Anne Allgood star in the 5th Avenue Theatre production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, which begins previews July 11 in Seattle.
James Rocco directs and choreographs the production that has been reset in British Columbia. It will run through Aug. 4. It has musical direction by music direction by Joel Fram.
Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) plays Frederic, with O'Neill (First Date, Aladdin) as the Pirate King, Pichette (1776) as the Major General, Eisendrath (Into the Woods) as Mabel and Allgood (The Most Happy Fella, Carousel) as Ruth.
Also featured are Billie Wildrick, Cayman Ilika, Jenny Shotwell, Katherine Strohmaier, Ryah Nixon, Corinna Munter, Kirsten Helland, Michelle Ankrim, Sarah Rose Davis, Lindsey Hedberg, Greg Stone, Matt Owen, Blaine Boyd, CJ Eldred, Henry Nettleton, Tobias McCurry, Riley Neldam, Jared Michael Brown, Matt Posner, Dane Stokinger, Aaron Shanks, Andrew Davison, Nick DeSantis, Heather Saunders, Eric Hagreen and Matt Wolfe.
According to the 5th Avenue, "Long before Johnny Depp swaggered his way across the Caribbean, a band of swashbuckling (but tenderhearted) pirates set hearts aflutter with their high seas hijinks. This cheeky farce fairly explodes across the stage with damsels in distress, a sexy Pirate King, a delightfully dotty Major-General, and a score you will hum all the way home."
The creative team includes Tom Sturge (set and lighting design), Christine Tschirgi (costume design), Mary Pyanowski (hair and makeup design) and Tony Smolenski IV (sound design).
For tickets phone (206) 625-1900 or visit 5thAvenue.
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