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UMobile Presents 'Pirates of Penzance' Comic Opera

The University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts and School of Worship Leadership will present the comic opera “Pirates of Penzance” at Saraland Performing Arts Center at Saraland High School. Performances will be April 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and April 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students, $22 for adults, and can be purchased at the door.

Directed by Dr. Patrick Jacobs, associate professor of music at UMobile, “Pirates of Penzance” is a comic opera about a young man named Frederic who serves an apprenticeship to a band of pirates until his 21st birthday. He was born on Feb. 29, so his birthday is every leap year. He falls in love with Mabel, but cannot marry her until he turns 21.

Many CPA students will be featured in this opera, including Benjamin Folse, junior musical theater major from Coden, AL, as Frederic. The role of Mabel will be played by both Hillary Vest and Mary Laura Boyett. Vest is a sophomore vocal performance major from Destin, FL, and Boyett is a senior vocal performance major from Laurel, MS. I

Including the hit song, “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General,” this final production for the current school year is sure to be a success. For more information about Center for Performing Arts and School of Worship Leadership productions, call 251.442.2420 or check the Calendar of Events on

The University of Mobile is a Christian university located in Mobile, Ala., on an 880-acre campus near Gulf Coast beaches. Approximately 1,800 students are enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Christian Leadership, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, Center for Performing Arts/School of Music and Center for Adult Programs.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.
By Ashley Holmes, media relations intern
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