New Jersey Stage

Monday, August 29, 2011

Skyline Theatre Company Kicks Off Season with Rousing Pirates of Penzance Concerts!

(Bergen County, NJ) -- Skyline Theatre Company kicks off its 11th season with four fund raising concerts of the hilarious Gilbert and Sullivan classic Pirates of Penzance. These concerts, to be performed September 16-18 at the Fair Lawn Community Center at 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, will raise funds for Skyline's educational programming and operating expenses. The concerts will star Broadway's Rob Lorey (Beauty and the Beast original cast, Aspects of Love) who returns to Skyline having starred as Zsa Zsa in their La Cage aux Folles and El Gallo in The Fantasticks.  Lorey, who appeared in Chess in Toronto, Show Boat in London, and Phantom of the Opera across the country, will sing the role of the Pirate King.  Performances are Friday, September 16 at 7:30pm; Saturday, September 17 at 2pm and 7:30pm; and Sunday, September 18 at 2pm.

In Pirates, Frederic, performed for Skyline by Nick Cartell (Off-Broadway's Frankenstein) is apprenticed to a band of tenderhearted, orphaned pirates, led by the raucous Pirate King. Upon completing his 21st year, Fredric is free to return to respectable society. But it turns out that he was born on February 29 in leap year, and he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday. By the end of the operetta, the pirates, a Major General, his beautiful but unwed daughters, and the timid constabulary all contribute to the cacophony.

STC's season of classics continues on Saturday, December 17 at 2pm with a new version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol performed in a one man tour de force. Skyline's season concludes May 18-20, 2012, with a true American classic, Thornton Wilder's Our Town.

Skyline Theatre Company is Bergen County's professional theatre company bringing professional performers, designers, and staff from New York City and the surrounding area together to produce an exciting array of musicals and plays. The company is proud of its Artists in Focus program, which brings professionals from Broadway and television into the classroom and an Apprentice Program that trains arts students with professionals while in production. Skyline is an associate member of the prestigious New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and their board is comprised of a diverse group of artists, business people and educators who are committed to bring high quality theatre and programs to Bergen County. (www.skylinetheatrecompany.org)

So come and enjoy this season of classic professional theatre right here in Bergen County. Pirates of Penzance, September 16--18, A Christmas Carol, December 17, and Our Town, May 18-20, all performed at the Fair Lawn Community Center at 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn. Tickets are $28 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $18 students.  For ticket reservations or for more information about STC please call 800-474-1299.