Feb 20, 2020

College of the Ozarks theatre and music students present “The Pirates of Penzance,” March 6-9

C of O performs Pirates of Penzance
College of the Ozarks theatre and music students to perform "The Pirates of Penzance"

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The College of the Ozarks theatre and music students will perform “The Pirates of Penzance” in March. All performances will take place in the Jones Auditorium on the campus of College of the Ozarks. Performance times are:

  • Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 8, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Ticket prices are as follows: adults $15, senior citizens $13, students (non-C of O) $13, and children (ages 12 and under) $11. To purchase tickets, call the theatre department at (417) 690-2626.


Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, “The Pirates of Penzance” tells the story of a young pirate apprentice named Frederic who has come to the end of his indentured period. He decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen – which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. This turns out to be a difficult task, especially when Frederic’s freedom is called into question.

“The Pirates of Penzance” is a comedy featuring sentimental pirates, clumsy policemen, young lovers, and an eccentric major general.

Cast and crew

  • Director and Choreographer, Lisa Young, associate professor of theatre              
  • Music Director and Conductor, Dr. John Cornish, assistant professor of music
  • Stage Manager, Mallory Allen, senior theatre major from Ava, Missouri
  • Assistant Stage Manager, Hallie Hartwell, sophomore theatre major from Nixa, Missouri
  • Frederic, performed by Nehemiah Carlson, sophomore business management major from Hurley, Missouri
  • Frederic, performed by Spencer Fleury, junior vocal music education major from Kansas City, Missouri
  • Pirate King, performed by Abraham Martin, sophomore English major from Nixa, Missouri
  • Major General Stanley, performed by Elijah Shafer, junior music theatre major from Holt, Missouri
  • Mabel, performed by Emily LaVelle, senior vocal performance major from Carl Junction, Missouri
  • Mabel, performed by Kendra Shull, junior animal science major from Forsyth, Missouri
  • Ruth, performed by Natalie Hensarling, senior music theatre and marketing double major from Olathe, Kansas
  • Kate, performed by Elizabeth Jordan, senior vocal music education major from Nixa, Missouri
  • Edith, performed by Jennifer Powers, senior vocal performance major from Branson, Missouri
  • Isabel, performed by Anna Brayman, freshman music theatre major from Hollister, Missouri
  • Samuel, performed by Joel Harrison, sophomore vocal performance major from Mountain Grove, Missouri
  • Police Sergeant, performed by Aaron DeOrnelis, senior theatre major from Hollister, Missouri


  • Karsten Armstrong, freshman history education major from Worthington, Minnesota
  • Christian Belcher, sophomore theatre major from Blanchard, Oklahoma             
  • William Bressler, freshman theatre major from Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Jeremiah Davison, freshman psychology major from Cassville, Missouri
  • Kaylee Jo (KJ) Flynn, sophomore vocal music education major from Oronogo, Missouri
  • Dorothie Goode, freshman music theatre major from Vilonia, Arkansas
  • Tatum Manary, sophomore public relations major from Marshfield, Missouri
  • Abigail Pate, senior graphic design major from Ozark, Missouri
  • Bailey Payne, senior vocal music education major from Advance, Missouri
  • Kara Peters, sophomore psychology major from Springfield, Missouri
  • Esai Pierre, freshman music and business administration double major from Haiti
  • Zachary Rainbolt, freshman mathematics major from Oak Grove, Missouri
  • Rani Rush, junior music theatre major from Ash Flat, Arkansas
  • Hannah Sanders, senior vocal performance major from Rogersville, Missouri
  • Bradley Shelton, sophomore theatre major from Rolla, Missouri             
  • Rachel Taylor, sophomore music major from Lafe, Arkansas   
  • Isaia Wilcoxen, junior vocal music education major from Kansas City, Kansas    
  • Josiah Wolfard, sophomore music theatre major from Marshfield, Missouri