Tuxedo Park School celebrates operetta with ‘Pirate Day'

| 22 Feb 2012 | 02:15

Tuxedo Park — The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players (NYGSP) recently performed the “Pirates of Penzance” at a school-wide assembly last week, giving the school an opportunity to educate students about Gilbert and Sullivan, Victorian comic opera, language, and to have a Pirate Day at the school. The NYGSP performers arrived early to engage kindergarten through third grade students in interactive workshops and to familiarize them with the plot, characters, and music from the comic opera. At the same time, students in grades four through six rehearsed songs they had been practicing in music class with the NYGSP artistic director and pianist, preparing them to sing along with the professionals in the show. In addition, all the students were allowed wear pirate costumes that day. The performance was made possible due to a gift from a Tuxedo Park School family from Upper Saddle River, N.J.