Lovably zany and filled with hummable tunes, The Pirates of Penzance has all the ingredients for the perfect farce: a damsel in distress, a sexy pirate king, an adorably dopey Major-General, and a series of delightfully absurd mix-ups. Still one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most loved shows, this comic opera follows a young pirate's apprentice named Frederic as he's about to complete his term of servitude on his 21st birthday. Only one snag: He was born on a leap year, which means he's technically had only five birthdays to date -- and won't have his 21st until he's 84. Will he ever be free? Will he win the hand of the (supposedly) beautiful Mabel? Find out when The Atlanta Opera brings one of the funniest musicals of all time to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.