This early satirical sendup helped Gilbert and Sullivan chart a new course for modern musical theatre. The captain’s daughter has caught the eye – and the heart - of two men at once: a lowly sailor and the pompous Sir Joseph Porter. Only a bumbling baby-farmer named Little Buttercup can unravel this mess of mistaken identities and mismatched marriages. Filled with infectious tunes and featuring a rousing finale, it’s no wonder this classic comedy still makes a modern-day splash!

“New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players has set a winner to sail. Unusually able singers and nimble comic actors. A sunny graceful wit that captures the show’s delicate balance of comedy and sentimentality.” – New York Times


Dec. 28 - 3:00 PM
Dec. 29. - 7:30 PM
Dec. 30 - 2 & 7:30 PM
Dec. 31 - 2:00 PM


Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
68th Street Betw. Park & Lexington Ave.

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Bring Your Grandparents Day

Thursday, December 28 at 3:00 PM

Respect your elders with a pre-show Family Overture (1:45 PM in theatre) and a backstage tour following the performance.

Family Overture

Saturday, December 30 at 2:00 PM

Musical introduction and plot summary made entertaining for the entire family (12:45 PM in theatre)