The new Applause Concerts presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance on Saturday, June 24th at 7:30 p.m. at Melrose Highlands Congregational Church. Performed by Greater Worcester Opera, this hilarious romp through Victorian England will be presented in concert, fully staged and costumed, with a professional cast drawn from across eastern Massachusetts. Tickets are just $15 ($10 for students) and can be purchased in advance at www.greaterworcesteropera.org. Applause Concerts is a new organization looking to start a new major concert series here in Melrose. This show has been sponsored in part by the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts. A great night for the whole family, come help us launch this major new arts initiative for Melrose! For more information call 781-665-0285.