New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) are sure to bring excitement and fun to Hoover Auditorium in their performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s first operetta, H.M.S. Pinafore on Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.
A sextet of NYGASP perform H.M.S. Pinafore in one act, with all of the famous numbers by all your favorite characters, dressed in nautical and Victorian splendor.
This early satirical sendup helped Gilbert & 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.
After intermission, the performers return to entertain the audience with selections from the full repertoire of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operas, including impromptu requests.
“I’m Called Little Buttercup,” “I am the Monarch of the Sea,” “Never Mind the Why and Wherefore” and other familiar tunes will warm your heart in an evening for the whole family.
Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, 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 more than 2,500 performances of Gilbert & Sullivan masterpieces throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K., captivating audiences of all ages.