Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan is excited to partner with Theater of Possibility to bring back our wildly successful Gilbert & Sullivan For Youth summer workshop with a rollicking production of:

The Pirates of Penzance!

Youth Summer Camp - July 9th through 22nd! 

The Story

When Frederic was a little lad, his guardian Ruth mistakenly apprenticed him to become a pirate (rather than a "pilot" as his parents intended). Having grown up with a band of tender-hearted pirates, he loves his mates, but abhors their dishonorable trade. On his 21st birthday, he's free to leave the pirates and marry Mabel, the respectful daughter of a Major General – that is, until jealous Ruth reveals that he was born in a leap year, on February 29, and therefore has many years to go until his 21st “birthday". Which will prevail, love or duty?

This comic send-up of duty and respectability is one of Gilbert and Sullivan's cleverest, and most tuneful works. With Frederic, Major-General Stanley, the Pirate King, his Lieutenant Samuel, the Sergeant of Police, Ruth, Mabel, and her sisters Edith, Kate and Isabel, plus a Chorus of Pirates, Police and Ladies, there are fun parts for all!

REHEARSALS                                                                        PERFORMANCES

July 9-20, M-F, 9 AM – 4 PM                        Fri July 20 - 7 PM, Sat July 21 - 7 PM, Sun July 22 - 2 PM



FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 5-12 (includes tech internships for grades 10-12)

No audition necessary. Roles will be assigned after the first rehearsal. Singing experience recommended!

Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan values diversity and encourages performers from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

$675 - Grades 5-9
$350 - Grades 10-12

Please inquire about scholarships and tech internships.

Download the registration form below, fill it out, and return either via mail or email!


Theater teaches 21st century skills, including creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.

In addition to acting, singing and dancing, we’ll be exploring history, literature and satire. During our lunch breaks, we’ll get some fresh air at nearby Crown Hill Park.



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Lauren Marshall

Lauren has directed numerous musicals for community and small professional theater, and was the producing artistic director of Seattle Public Theater for five years before stepping down to start a family in 2001. 

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Morgan Duterte

Morgan is a voice teacher at Ballard High School and runs a private voice studio. She earned her Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

As a playwright, she has worked with the 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, and theaters nationwide. She is the founding director of Theater of Possibility for youth and a 2016-17 member of the Seattle Children’s Theater Teaching Artist Training lab. She has degrees from Stanford (BA, JD) and an MFA in music theater from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts. She loves the enthusiasm that young actors bring to the process of creating theater. She is excited to return after directing last summer’s hit youth version of HMS Pinafore!


She was the soprano young artist at Opera Colorado where she performed Juliette in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Michaela in Carmen, and Berta in The Barber of Seville. Favorite roles include Adele in Die Fledermaus, Anna Gomez in The Consul and Fredrika in A Little Night Music. Past summer programs include Opera Theater and Music Festival of Spoleto (Italy), Songfest, Aspen, and Emerald City Opera where she was Gretel in Hansel and Gretel. After performing with the Society as Elsie in The Yeomen of the Guard and serving as the Assistant Music Director last summer for H.M.S. Pinafore (adult version), she is thrilled to join the creative team of the Youth Musical Theater Camp.

Images from last summer's production of HMS Pinafore!