Press - 02/11/2019

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The Pirates of Penzance Poised to Take Over the Stage ⚓️

The MiraCosta College Theatre Department presents The Pirates of Penzance, music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert. The play opens March 8 at the MiraCosta College Theatre, located at 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Tracy Williams will direct.

Join this band of swashbuckling pirates, sentimental lovers, bumbling British policemen, lovely maidens, and a delightfully stuffy “model of a modern major general” for a spirited romp through this musical theatre masterpiece. The Pirates of Penzance follows Fredrick who, as a young child, was mistakenly apprenticed to pirates until his 21st birthday. He falls head-over-heals for Mabel and despite his moral objection to piracy, is honor bound to remain a pirate due to the revelation of his leap-year birthday.

“There is so much singing in this play! Twenty men singing and swinging from ropes while sword-fighting,” explains director Williams. “It’s classical music and comedy, a blend of the modernized music that’s bright without losing its roots. The choral work is so rich it’s nothing like anything we have staged at MiraCosta,” said Williams.

Evening performance dates are March 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16, at 7:30 p.m. and afternoons are March 9, 10, 16, and 17, at 2 p.m. General admission is $18; seniors/staff, $15; students, $13. A preview performance is scheduled for March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the preview performance are $13 for all seats. Dress as a pirate day will be the March 9 matinee. Children under the age of 5 are not admitted to the theatre. Seating is reserved.

Tickets are available online or by calling the MiraCosta College Box Office at 760.795.6815.

Dashboard of the Month: Did you know? 💻

Did you know students have been showing an upward trend in math course success rates over the past few years?

Math has consistently been one of the least successful subjects for students at MiraCosta, but success rates have risen from 54 percent in spring 2015, to 63 percent in fall 2018. This trend is seen for both male and female students, and in some terms females have had higher success rates than male students. 

Check out the Course Success Dashboard to see how success rates in math courses break down among other demographic categories, and to explore other subjects and courses!

In The Mail 📬

To: Yoga Faculty
From: Gauri

Gratitude to all! The universe led me to take Yoga Teacher Training at MiraCosta and after graduating successfully in the program, I now take the opportunity to inform you all that I am listed as (intern) teacher at a yoga studio. I will teach on Thursdays from 2–3 p.m. My first class begins tomorrow.

I cannot express my feelings enough but I am touched by everyone's unique yogi-ship (mentorship) and do miss my classes. My teachers at MiraCosta continue to stay with my practice on my mat.

I am a smile away and at a call distance, let me know if I can be of any services, and I hope our paths meet soon.

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