The Pirates of Penzance

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Ahoy matey! You’re invited to set sail on a laughter-filled journey at the Alden!

On October 13, 2023, live on stage, The Pirates of Penzance with a band of sentimental pirates with big hearts! They’re throwing a birthday bash for Frederic, a good-hearted young man who got roped into a pirate apprenticeship due to a silly mix-up.

But, now that Frederic is turning 21, he plans to hang up his pirate hat for good and take down his former shipmates. That is until a zany leap-year twist threatens to keep him in swashbuckling shenanigans for life!

Add a sprinkle of lovestruck ladies, a swaggering Pirate King, and the hilariously pompous Major General Stanley to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a riot of a show hailed by The New York Times as a musical gem filled with “top-notch performances and irresistible charm.”

Find this live, on-stage performance in the heart of McLean at the Alden, a community-focused performing arts venue. Part of the McLean Community Center, it hosts diverse events, including live theater, dance performances, and concerts, catering to a broad range of artistic tastes. The Alden offers excellent acoustics and sightlines, giving both audiences and performers an engaging experience!


Oct 13, 2023

The Alden Theatre • McLean, VA (Map)


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