New York Season
Order your tickets today and guarantee your place among the many thrilling tunes, hilarious heroes, clever maidens and happily ever afters.
How to Order
By Phone: Call Peter Norton Symphony Space at 212-864-5400
In Person: Peter Norton Symphony Space Box Office, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street.
Box Office hours: Tue. thru Sun. 1 pm – 6 pm.
Tickets: Center Orchestra - $87, Side Orchestra - $77, Balcony - $67
Seniors: Center Orchestra - $79, Side Orchestra - $69, Balcony - $59
Children 12 & under: Center Orchestra - $44, Side Orchestra - $39, Balcony - $34
New Years Eve, Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Tickets are $10 more
Subscription Package: Center Orchestra seat for The Pirates of Penzance (excluding Dec. 31) and Patience for $139. Package only available by calling the NYGASP office at 212-769-1000.
Offers cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. ~ No refunds/no exchanges. ~ Artists are subject to change.
The Pirates of Penzance
When eye patches were as popular as iPads.
These sentimental, sherry sipping pirates don’t need a GPS to find a “bevy of beautiful maidens” on the rocky coast of Cornwall, and their dutiful 21 year old apprentice, Frederic, doesn’t need an app to help him figure out that his elusive leap year birthday won’t occur until the distant date of 1940. Mellifluous Mabel doesn’t need Twitter to trill her way to true love, and the panicked policemen don’t need Facebook to face their fears of the better armed pirates – by hiding. But the prettily pattering “very model of a modern Major-General” might do well to search Google before “telling a terrible story” and then finding out that the revenge seeking pirates are really “all noblemen who have gone wrong”. And you won’t need a laptop, or any other technology, to summon up images of Queen Victoria pardoning her wayward, but loyal, subjects while you hum along to familiar tunes from Verdi to “Hail, hail the gangs all here”. After all, who doesn’t love a comeback? Wedding bells and rejoicing ensue. (Don’t worry – even a child doesn’t need the internet to understand what this all means.)
- Friday, December 27 at 8:00 pm
- Saturday, December 28 at 2:00 pm – Family Overture – You’re invited to a free musical introduction and plot summary made entertaining and informative for the entire family (12:45 in the theater)
- Saturday, December 28 at 8:00 pm
- Sunday, December 29 at 3:00 pm
- Monday, December 30 at 3:00 pm – Bring Your Grandparents Day – Respect your Favorite elders with a pre-show family overture (1:45 in the theater)and a backstage tour featuring the character of your choice following the performance!
- Tuesday, December 31 at 8:00 pm – New Year’s Eve Gala – G&S’s most beloved score, The Pirates of Penzance, and a little bubbly at intermission is just the beginning. An exclusive invitation to the cast party afterwards, completes the elegant affair.
Patience is a virtue. And a milkmaid.
Fads come and go, and aesthetic poetry is all the rage in town these days, especially among the maidens who have all become groupies of the self-styled poet Reginald Bunthorne - to the dismay of their macho military boyfriends. All but Patience, the virtuous village milkmaid who claims to have never loved anyone. She doesn’t care for poetry much either, and, as it turns out, neither does Bunthorne! And while Bunthorne is infatuated with Patience, she falls for her childhood crush Archibald Grosvenor, another famous aesthete who attracts women even faster than Bunthorne. The rigid military men attempt to win back their ladies by comically posing as willowy poets, but, when exasperated Bunthorne challenges Grosvenor to give up the current aesthetic craze, he does so willingly - and everything backfires. Being common becomes the new celebrity, and all the ladies choose their old sweethearts, including Patience - proving after all, that every generation has its own temporary insanity!
- Friday, January 3 at 8:00 pm - Savoy Dialogue - Enjoy a dazzling discourse about all matters G&S with members of the cast and the NYGASP artistic staff after the show!
- Saturday, January 4 at 2:00 pm - Family Overture – You’re invited to a free musical introduction and plot summary made entertaining and informative for the entire family (12:45 in the theater)
- Saturday, January 4 at 8:00 pm
- Sunday, January 5 at 3:00 pm