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The Pirates of Penzance

A sextet of stars of New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players perform the forever family-friendly The Pirates of Penzance in one act, performing all of the famous numbers by all your favorite characters. Piratical interaction engages children as they discover the various paradoxes and humor of this classic work that turns the audience into fans of theatre for life.


Ages:  5 and up


Grades:  2nd - 5th


Length:  60 min.

Opulent...colorful and inventive... beautifully crafted...The chorus of pirates, daughters, and policemen sang and acted delightfully, and the orchestra, conducted by Mr. Bergeret, supported the cast with robust playing guaranteed to warm the most demanding Savoyard’s heart.


The New York Times

About The Company

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) is a professional repertory company giving vitality to the living legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan through performance and education.

Now in its forty-fourth year of operation, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) is America’s preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble.  Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, who has been hailed as “the leading custodian of the G&S classics” by New York Magazine, NYGASP has created its own special niche in the cultural mosaic of New York City and the nation.  Since its founding in 1974, the company has presented over 2000 performances of the G&S masterpieces throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K. captivating audiences of all ages.

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Special projects

The Pirates of Penzance Sextet is also available with 17 piece orchestra for presenters who seek more production value and a greater scale. See the multi-camera HD Video broadcast of The Pirates of Penzance at a recent Redlands Bowl performance below.


Public performances are generally a full evening in length. One act of The Pirates of Penzance, an intermission, and a second act featuring a concert of Gilbert & Sullivan favorites from other shows in black tie and gowns.  

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