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"Pirates of Penzance" takes over North Park this weekend

SAN DIEGO -- Lyric Opera San Diego’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance” begins this weekend.

The production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic opens Friday, March 26, at Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave.

Tenor Benjamin Robinson as Frederic and bass-baritone Ashraf Sewailam as the Pirate King are Lyric Opera debuts. The show boasts San Diego favorites Megan Weston as Mabel, Fran Hartshorn as Ruth, Walter DuMelle as the Police Sergeant and J. Sherwood Montgomery as Major-General Stanley.

Performances will continue March 27 and 28, and April 3, 4, 9, 10, 11.

Call (619) 239-8836 for tickets. The box office is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays with additional hours on performance days.

Tickets can be purchased online 24 hours a day.