Past Meetup

The Pirates of Penzance @F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater +Opt. Dinner @El Mariachi

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Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance

Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comic opera The Pirates of Penzance tells the story of Frederic, a boy mistakenly apprenticed to a softhearted band of pirates when his hard-of-hearing nurse is told to take him to a ship's pilot. When his apprenticeship comes to its end, Frederic leaves the pirate ship and promptly falls in love with a Major-General's daughter. Just as he starts planning for his future, the pirates return to inform Frederic that since his birthday falls on leap day, he still has another 63 years of apprenticeship left before he's of age. The score features many of Gilbert and Sullivan's wittiest and most engaging tunes, including the immortal "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General."

Check for discount tickets on Goldstar (will be a handling fee) @ otherwise go to the theater website and do will-call.

Let's meet at El Mariachi for Mexican/Spanish food at 6:15 pm @765 Rockville Pike # C, Rockville, MD to give us plenty of time to socialize and secure parking at the theater which is just a couple miles away.

Zagat 25/30

"You can't go wrong" with this "popular neighborhood" Tex-Mex (and South American) cantina in Rockville say loyalists who laud its "tasty homemade salsa" and "authentically flavored" entrees served by an "outstanding" staff; the space is "plain but pleasant", with white tablecloths, and prices are "quite reasonable", so it "stays busy."

Here's their menu:

All aboard, Mates!