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The Corporate Pirate of Penzance | The Marsh King's Daughter | Make Me a Musical | Liberty! | Much Ado | Nosferatu | Pride & PrejudiceWuthering Heights

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The Corporate Pirate of Penzance
The musical | Buy the CD
This show incorporates many of the usual narrative elements of a Gilbert and Sullivan story - love across the social barriers, people not being who they seem to be, etc - and weaves them into a more modern story of a corporate mogul (a Franchise King also known as the Corporate Pirate of Penzance) who is hoping his daughter will marry into the British aristocracy, and a penniless young poet who falls in love with the daughter.

"The lyrics are skillfully blended and it is often difficult to distinguish where Gilbert's lyrics end and Bernard Taylor's lyrics begin," noted a Professor of Literature.

"The show is well thought through," said a representative of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company., who expected the show to be widely popular.

"The show is brilliant and hysterically funny," was the opinion of a member of Manhattan Opera. 

Songs on the CD
On this two-CD set you'll hear the piano score with vocal line. Lyrics are also provided with the CD. 
Hear selected pieces by clicking on the highlighted titles below.

ACT ONE SONGS

SONG 1: I HAVE A TALE TO TELL YOU
(to the tune of "I Have a Song to Sing O" from "Yeoman of The Guard")

SONG 2: A MAGNIFICENT PORTFOLIO  
(To the melody of "Monarch of The Sea" from H.M.S. Pinafore )

SONG 3: THE FRANCHISE KING
(to the tune of "I Am a Pirate King", from "Pirates of Penzance")

SONG 4: AN ACCOUNTANT'S LIFE IS NOT A LOT OF FUN  
(
to the tune of "A Policeman's Lot Is Not a Happy One" from "Pirates of Penzance")

SONG 5: THREE HOT AND SEXY GIRLS ARE WE
(to the tune of "Three Little Maids from School" from "The Mikado", with snatches of the Cygnets' Dance from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake)

SONG 6: PALE MOON, WHERE IS MY TRUE LOVE?
(to the tune of "Fair Moon to Thee I Sing" from "HMS Pinafore".)

SONG 7: THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN INTELLECTUAL
(Adapted from "The Very Model of a Modern Major General" from Pirates of Penzance)

SONG 8: A DREAMY POET I  
(with melodies from "A Wand'ring Minstrel I", from The Mikado, and "Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes" from The Gondoliers.)
SONG 9: I AM CALLED LITTLE BUTTERCUP
(With melody from the song of the same name from Pirates of Penzance)

SONG 10: NOBLESSE OBLIGE
(Sung to the tune of "I am the Captain of the Pinafore").

SONG 11: THE IMPORTANCE OF ANCESTRY
(Sung to the tune of "When I Was a Lad" from H.M.S. Pinafore)

SONG 12: THE FAWNING PIEMAN
(To the melody of "We Sail the Ocean Blue" from H.M.S. Pinafore)

SONG 13:  WILLOW
(Adapted from the same song from The Mikado)

SONG 14: DEAR LONELY BOY
(To the melody of "Poor Wand'ring One" from Pirates of Penzance.)

ACT TWO SONGS

SONG 15:  ACT TWO OPENER
(With Prelude and melody of "We Sail the Ocean Blue" from H.M.S. Pinafore)

SONG 16: WHEN THERE'S VILLAINY IN THE AIR
(To the melody of "Tarantara" from Pirates of Penzance)

SONG 17:  NIGHTMARE
(Adapted from "Love Unrequited"  from Iolanthe)
SONG 18: ADVICE ON LOVE
(To the melody of "Taradiddle" from Iolanthe)

SONG 19:  WHEN THERE'S VILLAINY IN THE AIR (Reprise 1)
(A very short reprise of SONG 16) 

SONG 20: THINGS ARE SELDOM AS THEY SEEM
(Adapted from the song from H.M.S. Pinafore)

SONG 21: CLICHES CAN BE PROFOUND
(Adapted from "If You Go In" from Iolanthe)

SONG 22: I AM AN ENGLISHMAN
(IH.M.S. Pinafore)

SONG 23: CONFESSIONS OF A NIGHT NURSE
(To the melody of "Called to The Bar" from Trial by Jury)
SONG 24: MADAM
(Adapted from the original song from Iolanthe)
SONG 25:  WHEN THERE'S VILLAINY IN THE AIR (Reprise 1)
(This is the same as Song 19)
SONG 26:  WHEN THERE'S VILLAINY IN THE AIR (Reprise 2)
(An even briefer reprise
)
SONG 27: LOVE CONQUERS ALL (FINALE)
(Adapted from "Never Mind the Why and Wherefore" from H.M.S. Pinafore)

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