Libretto by W.S. Gilbert, Music by Arthur Sullivan

Directed by Sommer Schoch
With Music Direction by Theresa Jean Kibby
Coming June 2019

A silhouetted pirate ship on a purple background sails the high seas.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates’ way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic’s melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley’s songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an “ingenious paradox” may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of “The very model of a modern Major-General.”


Flashback Theater Black Box
400 E. Mount Vernon St.
Somerset, Kentucky


Adults – $18 Advance, $20 Door
Students – $12 Advance, $15 Door
*Plus applicable taxes and fees.

Single tickets for this show are on sale now. Season ticket holders will be able to reserve their performance date and seat beginning April 30, 2019.

Box Office Hours:

Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Call (888) 394-FBTC for tickets.


Thursday, June 6th at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 7th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 8th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 9th at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 13th at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 14th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 15th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 16th at 2:30 p.m.

Ticketing Policies

Tickets may be purchased online, in person at 400 East Mt. Vernon St, Somerset, KY 42501, Tuesday through Friday 11-4, or be reserved in advance by calling the box office at (888) 394-FbTC. We accept all major credit cards. Exchanges may be made at no cost up to 24 hours prior to the ticketed performance by calling the box office.

Season Tickets

$50 for one ticket to each of the three MainStage shows. Season ticket holders choose their performance dates and seats two weeks before single tickets go on sale. Your $50 Season Ticket price includes all fees and taxes for your season seating. Season tickets are on sale through December. Call the box office to secure your seats for the season!

This production is brought to you in partnership with United Cumberland BankUCB, United Cumberland Bank with blue and orange hands logo

Production Sponsors

McNeil Music Center

Shannon & Ginger Thompson

David Daring Rentals (606) 679-8987

Dr. Joseph & Libby Weigel