The pirates of penzance

or, the slave of duty

Everyone has pretended to be a pirate at some point. Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. On the coast of Cornwall, a band of tenderhearted pirates celebrates the coming of age of Frederic, who was mistakenly apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday. Now, Frederic has vowed to devote his life to the extermination of piracy - until a ludicrous leap year snag threatens to keep him apprenticed to the pirates for life! Throw in a bevy of beauties, a brash Pirate King, the delightfully stuffy Major-General Stanley and you’ve got what The New York Times calls “An endearing production with high musical standards and spirited performances."

Run time: 2 hours and 35 minutes


Dec. 27 - 3:00 PM
Dec. 28 - 7:30 PM
Dec. 29 - 2 & 7:30 PM
Dec. 30 - 3:00 PM


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

Bring Your Grandparents Day

Thursday, December 27 at 1:45 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 29 at 12:45 PM

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

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