If you enjoy laughing, then you should go see The Wilbury Theatre Group's "Pirates of Penzance"

Pirates of Penzance at the Wilbury Theatre Group in Providence Rhode Island

Providence's Wilbury Theatre Group "The Pirates of Penzance" - So. Much. Fun!


It's so much fun, and so many people rightfully love it and want to see it, that they've extended the show until June 17!

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You have my strongest recommendation to go see this lively staging of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic before time runs out.

Pirate Larry from Pirates of Penzance

the pirates of penzance at wilbury theatre group

acoustic music for gilbert and sullivan's pirates of penzance unique staging
I'm obsessed with Larry's costume
Especially the Ninja Turtles Fanny Pack

For This Production, the Action Is Up Close and Personal

Audience members who wish can sit on parts of the set! Just be aware that you may be asked to move your seat to another set piece during the production, as the cast moves around the stage area. If that's not your jam, don't worry. There are some traditional seating options, too.


jimmy buffet inspired costuming for pirates of penzance at wilbruy theatre group

jimmy buffet inspired costuming for pirates of penzance at wilbruy theatre group


Jimmy Buffet Pirates

The pirates and the daughters alike provide the instrumentation for the songs, using acoustic guitars, banjos, and percussion that they carry. The Pirates are also dressed in Bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts, with 80s style tube socks as their "uniforms." The daughter wear hot pants and Edwardian blouses. The General -- has interesting pajamas, and likes his coffee to go cups.

the daughters of the captain in hot pants and blouses for pirates of penzance

the daughters of the captain in hot pants and blouses for pirates of penzance

moving around a lot as part of the set in the audience for pirates of penzance unique staging

up close and person and the pirate of penzance

you're almost part of the show in the wilbury theatre group's unique staging of pirates of penzance
There's me! Right in the thick of things in the Pirates of Penzance!

Change Your Perspective

If you choose to sit on the set itself, you will move around if the staging is set to where your sitting. This keeps you on your toes! It also adds to the ebullient enegery of G&S's silly wonder of an opera. And it gives you different perspectives throughout your time as an audience member.

The Modern Major General in the Pirates of Penzance
The Modern Major General in the Pirates of Penzance
How do they remember all those words???

A Classic Is a Classic

While there are many inventive changes to the show, the memorable hits are still in there, with all their challenges and brilliance.

I am the very model of a modern Major-General,
I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical
From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;[a]
I'm very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot o' news, (bothered for a rhyme)
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.

I'm very good at integral and differential calculus;
I know the scientific names of beings animalculous:
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.



The Theater at The Wilbury Theatre Group in Providence

A Note about the Theater Space

How great is this view? This was when there was a lull in the on-stage action (a brief bit of seconds) and I look around and just delighted in how cool this theater space is. Set in a mixed industrial/residential and now arts area of Providence's Olneyville neighborhood (next door to my neighborhood of Federal Hill), it's a great spot to go out for a show. 

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