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Shelton troupe stages 'Pirates of Penzance'


Gordon Weeks

From left, Anja Reynolds, Mat Taylor, Emily Carnahearn, Ferren Morse and Tony Conventry draw their weapons in Connection Street Theatre's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" opening Saturday in Shelton.

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...

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