As the 2nd show in Lubbock Moonlight Musicals’ 2016 summer season, The Pirates of Penzance is a hilarious musical tale that will have you rolling in the isles. Written by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance features the well-known song “I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General,” as well as many others. The Pirates of Penzance originally opened at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on December 31, 1879. Instantly popular with both audiences and critics, The Pirates of Penzance is now one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most performed and best known musicals. Sponsored by Lubbock National Bank and set in the lovely Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park, you won’t want to miss this incredibly funny tale! Gates open at 7 PM, and the performance begins at 8 PM. Picnics and coolers welcome!