'Pirates' weigh anchor at Valley Catholic
"The Pirates of Penzance," Gilbert & Sullivan's classic musical comedy, continues its run at Valley Catholic High School.
She show is set for Friday through Sunday, March 2 to 4, with curtains at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The show opened last week.
The high school is on the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon campus at 4275 S.W. 148th Ave., Beaverton.
Tickets can be purchased online at ssmo.bonzidev.com/drama, or at ValleyCatholic.org. Tickets purchased online will be available at "will call" on the day of the performance. Tickets are $10 for adults; $6 for students and seniors.
Valley Catholic's production features 48 cast and crew members. Cast members from Beaverton include Evy Abel, Holden Hutley, Lauren White, Vasu Raguram, Carmen Reddick, Thesesa Shew, Claire Vondencamp, AnnaMaria Sitenga, Mariabella Presell Monserrath Quesada and Quinlan Sitenga. Crew members from Beaverton include Asmita Pun, Tory Schroeder and Carmen Hendrickson.
Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera tells the tale of Frederic (Vasu Raguram of Beaverton), an orphan and apprentice to a band of sentimental pirates off the coast of Penzance, England. It's a musical farce that also explores the themes of friendship and love.
"Cast members have stretched their vocal skills and techniques to new heights, thanks to our musical director Jeff Evans," said Ginnie Sutfin, director and drama teacher at Valley Catholic. "They've learned how to act in a hilariously melodramatic style, which includes dance and swordplay, and they've been able to work with professional theatre designers to build the show."