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This Fall, in honor of our 75th anniversary, UMGASS will produce fan favorite,  The Pirates of Penzance.

This production will be directed by David Andrews, who has directed nine productions for UMGASS, including a previous ‘Pirates’ in 2013, and who also played the role of Major-General Stanley in 2009. Music Director for this production will be University of Michigan graduate Jordan McKay, who served as Music Director for UMGASS’s well-received production of HMS Pinafore in December 2021, and Assistant Music Director for the 2019 Ann Arbor in Concert production of Beauty and the Beast. The Co-Choreographers will be Beth Ballbach, who has choreographed more than a dozen UMGASS productions, and Phillip Rhodes, who has twice portrayed the Pirate King for UMGASS, in addition to choreographing for many other shows.

Cast List

Major-General: Matthew Grace 

Pirate King: Craig Rettew 

Samuel: Daniel Fidler 

Frederic: Dean Joyce 

Sgt. of Police: Richard Knapp 

Mabel: Christina Jarad 

Edith: Megan Laine 

Kate: Koralynn Kennedy 

Isabel: Beth Ballbach 

Ruth: Heather Nordenbrock 


Pirates (TBB chorus): Jeffrey Bartlett, Doug Burgoyne, Aidan Davis, Ezra Orel, Phillip Rhodes, Charles Venditto, Andrew Wilson 


Police (TBB chorus): Doug Burgoyne, Greg Jensen, Daniel Peisach, Phillip Rhodes, Maggi Rohde 


Paleontologists (SMA chorus): Audrey Ditri, Justine D’Souza, Lauren Fleming, Marisa Redding, Amy Stilgenbauer, Liberty Stump, Audrey Ulsh, Brianne Wilson





The Pirates of Penzance