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
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.
Saturday, December 30 at 2:00 PM
Musical introduction and plot summary made entertaining for the entire family (12:45 PM in theatre)