Cast Set for New York City Return of The Pirates of Penzance | Playbill

Classic Arts News Cast Set for New York City Return of The Pirates of Penzance The Gilbert and Sullivan classic will play five performances beginning December 27 at the Kaye Playhouse.
The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' Pirates of Penzance with (from left) David Auxier, David Macaluso, James Mills, Sarah Caldwell Smith, Angela Christine Smith, and Matthew Wages Carol Rosegg

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ 44th season will continue with five performances of The Pirates of Penzance, running December 27–30 at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (E. 68th Street Between Park and Lexington Avenues).

The cast, under the leadership of Founder and Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, will include sopranos Sarah Caldwell Smith and Katie Dixon as Mabel, James Mills and David Macaluso alternating as the pattering Major-General Stanley and pirate sidekick Samuel, Angela Christine Smith as nursemaid Ruth, David Auxier as Sergeant of Police, Matthew Wages as the Pirate King, tenors Alex Corson and Carter Lynch as pirate apprentice Frederic, and mezzos Amy Maude Helfer, Abigail Benke, Emily Wright, Hannah Holmes, and Merrill Grant as the Major-General’s daughters.

Tickets for the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, priced $25–$95, can be purchased at or by calling (212) 772-4448.

The theatre company will also offer New Year's Eve With NYGASP—Gilbert and Sullivan favorites followed by their signature tour-de-force challenge, audience requests from the composers' repertoire performed impromptu. The festivities at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street) begin at 7:30 PM and will also include a champagne toast. For tickets, priced $75 (10 percent off for seniors and half price for children 12 and under), visit the website.

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