August 6, 1982
Genre(s): Action, Romantic Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
This musical parody of the classic Pirates of Penzance centers around Mabel, youngest daughter of Major General Stanley, and Frederic, a former pirate. Frederic leaves the pirates after questioning their soft spot of releasing captured ships when the ships' members are all orphans. Frederic later meets Mabel on the beach and they fall in love. They wish to get married, but custom states that Mabel's suitor must have money; therefore, Frederic attempts to get the General's riches back that were previously taken away by the pirates. The Pirate King tells Frederic that his birthday was actually on a leap year; therefore, he is bound to the Pirates for 60 years until he turns 21. Frederic, bound by duty, returns to the pirates. The pirates later attack the Major General's house, capture the king's daughters, and Frederic and Mabel are reunited.