Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Opera Theatre is pleased to bring “The Pirates of Penzance” to the Halton Theater stage in January. This hilarious operetta, written by Gilbert and Sullivan, is a family-friendly production that individuals of all ages will enjoy. Give the gift of laughter, song and dance this holiday season and purchase tickets to this must-see production.Join CPCC Opera Theatre’s stellar cast as it tells the tale of a young pirate apprentice, Frederic (Skipper Johnson), who is about to be freed from his indentured lifestyle. The honorable Frederic, who has been apprenticed to the Pirate King (Jeffrey Braaten) and his pirates, has decided to leave the pirate life, and upon arriving on-shore instantly falls in love with Mabel (Jenny Chen), one of the daughters of Major-General Stanley (Buddy Nash). Comedy ensues when the remaining pirates arrive and want to marry the rest of Major-General Stanley’s daughters without his consent. CPCC’s Opera Theatre is proud to serve as a community partner that brings affordable cultural events to the Charlotte metropolitan area. The theatre’s productions are renowned for quality talent and diverse content that enrich the economic, social and cultural fabric of the city of Charlotte and beyond. WHERE: Halton Theater, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. WHEN: January 15 and 16; 8 p.m. January 17; 2:30 p.m. CONTACT: Ticket prices are $16 or $18. CPCC Students may attend for $5 (limit one ticket per student and present a student ID). To order tickets, please visit http://tix.cpcc.edu/ or call 704.330.6534 for more information. Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering close to 300 degree and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies.