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"The Pirates of Penzance" cast members, from left, include Rick Dennis, Rusty McClanahan, and Bert Adams.

Brian Bacon and his cast, including many of Cumberland County’s favorite local entertainers are hard at work preparing for their concert of music from Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance.” This concert is being performed for the benefit of Fairfield Glade Resident Services (FGRS) on Thursday, April 19 at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center on Stonehenge Dr.

Those joining Brian include Dennis Donald, Rusty McClanahan, Dennis Merrill, Regina Stephens, and Ashley Krohn. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Emily Byrens. Also joining Brian will be his talented wife, Amanda. Members of the Festival Chorale, under the direction of Mr. Bacon, will also add their voices to this gala evening of fine music and entertainment. First performed in 1879 “The Pirates of Penzance” has had many revivals, including a Broadway run of 787 performances in the early 1980s, which earned a Tony Award for “Best Revival” and a Drama Desk award for “Outstanding Musical.” It is considered one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best works.

Tickets for this event can be purchased at any of the following venues: the activities desk at the Community and Conference Center, the R&B Café on Peavine Rd., the offices of the St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fairfield Glade, or from any FGRS board member. Tickets are $10 each, with the proceeds going to FGRS to help fund their many community projects. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m., at which time you may purchase your favorite beverage at FGCC’s cash bar.  The concert will begin at 7 p.m.

Come and join your friends and neighbors at this first FGRS event of 2012. Other events scheduled for this year include the “InSight on Vision" Conference in June, and workshops focused on Medicare (July), Elder Law (August), and “A Happy Healthy You” (September). We encourage your participation in all these events. As FGRS’s motto states, “Together, We Can Enhance Our Quality of Life.”