‘Pirates of Penzance’ promises fun for the whole family

The Hastings College departments of Theatre and Music will be performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular “The Pirates of Penzance” for its 2018 January Term (J-Term) production. This classic comic operetta of fair maidens, wimpy pirates and overzealous police is fun for the whole family.

pirates logo smallIn the show, Frederic has spent 20 years of his life indentured to a band of pirates and has been promised he will be released on his 21st birthday. After turning 21, he sets off to find adventure, only to discover that his time of servitude may not be finished.

Performances are Thursday, February 1; Friday, February 2; and Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. with a final performance February 4 at 2:00 p.m. All performances are in Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.).

Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, and $8 for general admission. To reserve your tickets, email tickets@hastings.edu.

By W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan


  • Frederic – Timothy Ellis of Red Cloud, Nebraska
  • Ruth – Derrick Nelson of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Sergeant of Police – Basil Rabayda of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Pirate King – Aaron Spracklin of Elmwood, Nebraska
  • Major General – Dillon Beede of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Edith – Kiley Logan of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Kate – Ciara Figgins of Ayr, Nebraska
  • Isabel – Nathanael Sass of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Mabel – Kaitlynn Schreiner of Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Samuel – Carly Cremers of Columbus, Nebraska


  • Choreographer – Randi Scoggins of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Lydia Meyer of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Kelli Brichacek of Waterloo, Nebraska
  • McKinzi Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • John Sample of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Nathanael Sass of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Jeff Sokol of Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Cale Arent of Murdock, Nebraska
  • Stage Manager – Sabrina Maxwell of North Richland Hills, Texas
  • Assistant Stage Manager – Liz Lee of Colorado Springs, Colorado


  • Derrick Nelson of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Sierra Holliday of Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Alisha Hellner of Kenesaw, Nebraska
  • Maddie Downie of Evergreen, Colorado
  • Casey Sutherland of Pierce, Nebraska
  • Jarad Johnson of Golden, Colorado
  • Summerlin Dyckes of Pleasant Hill, California
  • Kaelan Dea of Greenwood, Nebraska
  • Brittany Keller-Rutt of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Sidney Waite of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Taraesha Cole of Juniata, Nebraska
  • Heather Ryan of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Michaela Bailey of Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • Halle Plumbtree of Fullerton, Nebraska
  • Nemanja Lazarevic of Mladenovac, Serbia
  • Andrew Rutt of Hastings, Nebraska

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With more than 60 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.

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