In the comedy Pirates of Penzance, Frederic was supposed to be a pilot. Garbled instructions put him on course to be a pirate instead. After spending years learning his illegal craft, Frederic has a fit of conscience and vows to recapture his honor by not only leaving his pirate ways behind him but by hunting down all of his old criminal associates. Enter the young and beautiful Mabel, exit all of Frederic's heroic plans. The operetta is one of the most loved works by the musical team Gilbert and Sullivan. It includes some of their most famous songs, including "I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General." 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Through July 26. Wortham Theater, 500 Texas. For information, call 713-627-3570 or visit www.gilbertandsullivan.net. $25 to $46.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: July 17. Continues through July 26, 2009