Drake University’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance” features a cast of 34 and an orchestra made up of Drake students, alumni and professional musicians under the direction of Tom Harvey. Ann K. Cravero, Drake assistant professor of music, directs the operetta.
Performances start at 8 p.m. April 21 and 22 in the Performing Arts Hall in the Harmon Fine Arts Center, 25th Street and Carpenter Avenue. Tickets, which are $12 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens, are available at the Drake Fine Arts Box Office at (515) 271-3841.
On Friday, April 21, Friends of Drake Arts will sponsor a pre-theater dinner and TalkAbout for “The Pirates of Penzance.” Following the 6 p.m. dinner in Levitt Hall in Old Main, Cravero will discuss the operetta and offer insights into how the production came together. Cost for dinner, TalkAbout and operetta is $20. For reservations, call (515) 271-3147 or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.