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Shelton troupe stages 'Pirates of Penzance'

Consider the rapid-fire lyrics that kickstart the Gilbert and Sullivan tune "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General," probably the best-known song in the duo's 1879 operatta "The Pirates of Penzance":

"I am the very model of a modern Major-General

I've information, vegetable, animal and mineral.

I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical

From Marathon to Waterloo, on order categorical"

That's the kind of flight of fancy you can expect when Shelton's Connection Street Theatre stages the two-act comic opera at 7 p.m. Saturday May 13 and May 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday May 14...


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