‘Pirates’ on deck in Thomaston

Jun 05, 2018
Some of the cast members rehearse “The Pirates of Penzance,” to open Friday night, June 29, at Watts Hall in Thomaston.

Thomaston — The members of Watts Hall Community Players have become known for rollicking summer musicals staged around the 4th of July for simple summer fun for all. This year’s offering, “The Pirates of Penzance,” falls right in step.

The cast, comprising some 40 community members of all ages, is rehearsing Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major General who knows how to sing really fast.

The WHCP production promises surprises for those who are familiar with the British version. Performances will be held June 29 and 30; and July 1, 6 and 7 in Watts Hall on Main Street. Thanks to a grant from the Maine Community Foundation, Watts Hall has a new lighting and sound system.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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