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‘Pirates’ and ‘Gondoliers’

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Fancy being serenaded by a band of merry, not-so-dangerous pirates? Or by dashing Venetian gondoliers?

Both are singing out Gilbert and Sullivan tunes this month, in productions mounted by the 5th Avenue Theatre and the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

The 5th Avenue’s big-splash staging of the G & S classic “The Pirates of Penzance” will feature Broadway trouper Hunter Ryan Herdlicka as the young would-be swashbuckler Frederic, Seattle ace Brandon O’Neill (shown here) as the lusty Pirate King and Anne Eisendrath as the fair maiden Mabel.

“Pirates” runs Thursday-Aug. 4 at the 5th Avenue (206-625-1900 or

At Seattle Center’s Bagley Wright Theatre, the Seattle G & S Society presents its newest staging of the delightfully faux-Italianate “Gondoliers” July 12-27 (800-838-3006 or

Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic

Information in this article, originally published July 5, 2013, was corrected July 5, 2013. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the opening date of “The Gondoliers.”

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