One of the very popular items that our donors can bid on at our Gala or Too Much Happiness events is a walk-on role in one of our productions. In the case of our recent production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, we had four donors do a total of five walk ons! Here is a look at our wonderful guest Pirates in costume, both onstage and backstage. We were delighted to have them with us, sharing our love of G & S, and our thrills on stage! Here are a few of the things they said about the experience:
“Yes, Jim be prepared for a guaranteed good time, and the cast/crew is very supportive! Enjoy the moment. I did!!” – Jon Keller, our guest pirate in Mountain View
“By the way, when viewed from the stage right wing where I caught most of the performance, it was interesting to watch Charles Martin’s bellowing as the Head Bobby. He puts so much force into that powerful voice that the walls shake. […] Really impressive!” – Ron Oremland, our guest pirate in San Francisco
“Miriam did a grand job of fitting me for a pirate costume yesterday. Can’t wait to put it on for Saturday’s performance.” – Jim Ensign, our guest pirate in San Francisco
“I’m soooo excited!” – Barbara Edwards, our guest pirate in Livermore
It is great fun for both the guest and the cast to share in these experiences; a wonderful bonding!