More than two dozen area residents have begun preparing for the Geneva Theatre Guild's summer musical, “The Pirates of Penzance.”
This modernized version of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic will be presented on Friday, July 14; Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th at the Smith Opera House in downtown Geneva.
Appearing as the Pirate King is Geneva actor Charles King; Frederic, the pirate in training, is portrayed by Richard Baker of Canandaigua; Ruth, the proper English nanny who mistakenly apprenticed young Frederick to the pirates, is played by Sharyn Powell of Geneva; and Mabel is played by Renee Heitmann of Penn Yan.
Those in supporting roles include Stephen Zumchak of Syracuse as The Major General; Aubrey Bendix of Newark as Kate, Erin Race of Camillus as Edith, Emily McAdoo of Geneva as Isabel, Luke Walton of Palmyra as Samuel, and Jacob Mattison of Newark as the sergeant.
The Major General's husband-hunting daughters are played Kelly Witter of Newark, Deb Hodgeman of Clifton Springs, Dorothy Frye of Canandaigua, Laura Black of Penn Yan, Katie Duprey of Phelps and Kelsey Ettman of Fayette.
Playing the pirates are Elliot Fox, Erika King, Adiron Corichi, Jeff Felice and Adrian Cowles, all of Geneva; and Robert Bendix, Anthony Cole and Adolfo Arango, all of Newark.
The bumbling cops are Emily Cowles, Brenna English-Loeb and Kiley Conklin, all of Geneva; Molly Gutschow of Lyons and Laura Baker of Farmington.
Steve Duprey is directing this productions, with vocal direction by Todd Slocum and the orchestra led by Robert Cowles. The choreographer is Pam Bryan, with costuming by Carol Spangenberg.
Curtain times will be 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. A dinner-theatre package is available both evenings at the Ramada Inn Geneva Lakefront's Pier House Restaurant. Reservations are required by calling the restaurant at (315) 789-5677.
Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at Area Records, Don's Own Flowers, Smith Opera House and the UPS store, all in Geneva; or at The Copy Shop in Seneca Falls.
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens and $8 for children 12 and under.