Pirates of Penzance Jr


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The Pirates of Penzance Jr.
By Sir William Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
60-70 minutes

Bring the magic of Broadway to your classroom and school theater with these student adaptations of classic Broadway musicals. Each of these treasured tales is teacher-tested, kid-friendly, and custom tailored for success.  

The ShowKit includes all the resources you need for a successful production with easy suggestions for staging, costuming, and sets, making it a perfect opportunity for an all-school collaboration.

  • Director's Script
  • 30 Student Libretto/Vocal Books 
  •  2 Performance/Accompaniment CDs  
  • Broadway Jr. Production Handbook
  • Piano/Vocal Score 
  • Choreography DVD  
  • 30 Family Matters Booklets 

The vocal parts have been carefully adapted to be sung by unchanged or changed voices and the script and score have been custom-tailored to make the show appropriate for young performers through the ninth grade.

Upon placing your order, you will receive a Dramatic Performing Rights License from Hal Leonard Corporation which will allow your organization unlimited performing rights for one year. 

Who is eligible to purchase this showkit?

  •  Accredited schools using actors in Grades K-9, including American schools with an APO address
  • Homeschool organizations

All other organizations must order directly from Music Theater International (MTI).


Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates of Penzance JR. begins with a rowdy group of pirates celebrating the 21st birthday of one of their own, Frederic. Finally having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen – which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. Thus turns out to be a tricky prospect indeed, especially when Frederic's freedom is called into question!

The Pirates Of Penzance JR. is a light, comic introduction to the work of Gilbert and Sullivan, featuring opportunities for singing as an ensemble or in small groups, with vocal parts written in unison or simple two-part harmony. The cast is quite flexible as one can add pirates and daughters as needed to make sure as many aspiring actors can get a taste of the footlights.


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