Mars Hill Academy presents The Pirates of Penzance

Come join a band of swashbuckling buccaneers, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the “model of a modern Major-General” when Mars Hill Academy presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.

Set on a rocky Cornish coast, this musical comedy tells the story of a bumbling group of pirates and their young charge Frederic, who has decided it's time to hang up the sword and become a respectable gentleman. As the pirates attempt to bring him back into the fold, there are confrontations with the police and romantic entanglements with the Major General’s daughters.

Performances of the show will be at Parrish Auditorium, Miami University Hamilton, March 22-24 at 7 p.m. and March 24 at 2 p.m. 

The cast includes Frederick played by Andrew Cunningham of Liberty Twp.; Mabel played by Quinn York of West Chester Twp.; Pirate King, Aaron Admiraal of Mason; Major General, Jacob Oedy of Lebanon; Ruth, Tessa DeBra of Loveland; Kate, Emma Kirk of Cincinnati; Edith, Gita O'Brien of Cincinnati; Samuel, Daniel Taylor of Liberty Twp.; and Sergeant, Kyle Chu of Cincinnati.

Appearing as pirates are Cara Admiraal, Kyle Chu, Nate Cox, Brynn Gage, Anna Kate Hicks, Drew Hicks, Lucy Hicks, Peyton Hutchinson, Eli Mullucey, Etienne Pienaar, and Meredith Weber.

The Major General’s daughters are played by Olivia Baker, Abby Bowling, Marianne Erickson, Rylen Erickson, Michaela Estruth, Frances Hultgren, Abby Kirk, Sophie Kirk, Talita O'Brien, Lizzie Pereira, Claire Robey, Rachel Tipton, Katrina Trees, Danielle Yang, and Michelle Yang.

The police are played by Samuel Beatty, Christopher Cunningham, Michaela Estruth, Frances Hultgren, Sarah Isaacs, Julia Leonard, Jacob McGuire, Etienne Pienaar, Marcel Pienaar, and Lauren Williams.


Buy your tickets online now! Tickets for the Thursday performance are $10 for general admission and $15 for premium reserved seats. Tickets for Friday and Saturday performances are $12 for general admission and $20 for premium reserved seats. Seats for premium tickets may be selected online.

Online sales close for Thursday's show on Thurdsay, March 22 at 9 a.m. and for Friday's and Saturday's shows on Friday, March 22 at 9 a.m.