The Corporate Pirate of Penzance

Based on the work of

Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular songs spun into an hilarious new modern story.  There is  love across the social barriers, people not being who they seem to be, etc -but this time it is about a Franchise King - also known as the Corporate Pieman of Penzance who is hoping that his daughter will marry into British aristocracy.

Alas a penniless port falls in love with her her first.

Includes music from Pirates, HMS Pinafore, The Mikado, Iolanthe, Trial by Jury and The Gondoliers.

 


Plot / Synopsis

ACT ONE SONGS

SONG 1: I HAVE A TALE TO TELL YOU
(to the tune of "I Have a Song to Sing O" from "Yeoman of The Guard")
SONG 2: A MAGNIFICENT PORTFOLIO
(To the melody of "Monarch of The Sea" from H.M.S. Pinafore )
SONG 3: THE FRANCHISE KING
(to the tune of "I Am a Pirate King", from "Pirates of Penzance")
SONG 4: AN ACCOUNTANT'S LIFE IS NOT A LOT OF FUN
to the tune of "A Policeman's Lot Is Not a Happy One" from "Pirates of Penzance")
SONG 5: THREE HOT AND SEXY GIRLS ARE WE
(to the tune of "Three Little Maids from School" from "The Mikado", with snatches of the Cygnets' Dance from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake)
SONG 6: PALE MOON, WHERE IS MY TRUE LOVE?
(to the tune of "Fair Moon to Thee I Sing" from "HMS Pinafore".)
SONG 7: THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN INTELLECTUAL
(Adapted from "A Modern Major General" from Pirates of Penzance)
SONG 8: A DREAMY POET I
(with melodies from "A Wand'ring Minstrel I", from The Mikado, and "Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes" from The Gondoliers.)
SONG 9: I AM CALLED LITTLE BUTTERCUP
(With melody from the song of the same name from Pirates of Penzance).
SONG 10: NOBLESSE OBLIGE
(Sung to the tune of "I am the Captain of the Pinafore").
SONG 11: THE IMPORTANCE OF ANCESTRY
(Sung to the tune of "When I Was a Lad" from H.M.S. Pinafore)
SONG 12: THE FAWNING PIEMAN
(To the melody of "We Sail the Ocean Blue" from H.M.S. Pinafore)
SONG 13: WILLOW
(Adapted from the same song from The Mikado)
SONG 14: DEAR LONELY BOY
(To the melody of "Poor Wand'ring One" from Pirates of Penzance.)


ACT TWO SONGS

SONG 15: ACT TWO OPENER
(With Prelude and melody of "We Sail the Ocean Blue" from H.M.S. Pinafore)
SONG 16: WHEN THERE'S VILLAINY IN THE AIR
(To the melody of "Tarantara" from Pirates of Penzance)
SONG 17: NIGHTMARE
(adapted from "Love Unrequited" from Iolanthe)
SONG 18: ADVICE ON LOVE
(To the melody of "Taradiddle" from Iolanthe)
SONG 19: WHEN THERE'S VILLAINY IN THE AIR (Reprise 1)
(A very short reprise of SONG 16)
SONG 20: THINGS ARE SELDOM AS THEY SEEM
(Adapted from the song from H.M.S. Pinafore)
SONG 21: CLICHES CAN BE PROFOUND
(Adapted from "If You Go In" from Iolanthe)
SONG 22: I AM AN ENGLISHMAN
(Adapted from the song from H.M.S. Pinafore)
SONG 23: CONFESSIONS OF A NIGHT NURSE
(To the melody of "Called to The Bar" from Trial by Jury)
SONG 24: MADAM
(Adapted from the original song from Iolanthe)
SONG 25: WHEN THERE'S VILLAINY IN THE AIR (Reprise 1)
(This is the same as Song 19)
SONG 26: WHEN THERE'S VILLAINY IN THE AIR (Reprise 2)
An even briefer reprise
SONG 27: LOVE CONQUERS ALL (FINALE)
(Adapted from "Never Mind the Why and Wherefore" from H.M.S. Pinafore)

Cast

MAIN CAST

Jack Pointless the narrator

Josephine daughter of the Corporate Pirate of Penzance

Ralph a penniless orphan poet and minstrel

The Pieman of Penzance also known as The Franchise King and
the Corporate Pirate of Penzance

Lord Bodmin an hereditary Peer of the Realm

Buttercup a mysterious person with a dark secret

Percy Lord Bodmin's son (or is he...?)

Sergeant of the Police plus
Three Accountants
Three Hot and Sexy Girls
Three female ballet dancers
Policemen
General Chorus

Sample Script

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Instrumentation / Rentals

10 to 12 parts.

Production Costs

12.5% of Box Office