The Pirates of Penzance

by Zachary Israel Nobile Kampler and Rocco Natale

About the Play

Musical comedy. 80-90 minutes. 4-50+ females, 4-50+ males (8-100+ performers possible). Suitable for elementary school and older.

Note about the score: A perusal copy of the score that may be printed once is included as part of a Digital Perusal Script, while printed scripts contain a link to a non-printable digital perusal copy of the score. A score that may be printed, copied and used in performance comes with the order of a Production Copy License (or a Classroom Copy license for classroom study only).

Premiered at The Ben Franklin Theatre (Norwalk, CT)

Qty Price Total
Printed Script $9.00 $0.00
Digital Perusal Script $10.50 $0.00
Performance Royalties $85.00 $0.00
Production Copy License $80.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $110.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $95.00 $0.00
Silver Package $130.00 $0.00
Gold Package $180.00 $0.00
Platinum Package $235.00 $0.00
Fundraising Add-On $95.00 $0.00

Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at [email protected].


Frederic has been apprenticed to a band of pirates—through an error on the part of his nurse maid—until his 21st birthday. Despite the circumstances, he has done his best to serve the pirates, because he is a "slave to duty." But the time is at hand for him to leave. When he arrives on shore and falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a Major-General only to find that his duty to the pirates may not be as over as he thought, hilarity and chaos ensue in this refreshing update that finds new fun while preserving the jokes and music that have made this musical a classic.