Nothing Like Stolen Youth...Literally.
“With its Italian-tinged rhythms and social class satire, The Gondoliers proves to be a lively, sprightly show.”Theater Scene
Are you seeing double? You will during The Gondoliers, as two different groups with two different storylines collide in one boisterous and joyous show. Spanning both stories is the marvelously menacing Grand Inquisitor, Don Alhambra del Bolero, who stole the infant song of the King of Barataria and cast him off to Venice, but only after the young future monarch was secretly wed to a nobleman’s daughter. Now, the unwitting heir to the throne and his “brother” are gondoliers seeking mates when the impoverished nobleman brings his daughter to Venice in search of her infant groom. Since nobody can tell which gondolier is the true heir to the throne, Don Alhambra arranges for them to leave their newlywed brides and reign jointly until the proper monarch can be identified. After much confusion, lots of exuberant dancing, and jolly Italianate musical ensembles, the stage is set for leaving all concerned, including the audience. With feelings of pleasure!
Another season of hilarious heroes and heroines happily, and operatically, entertaining us as only New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players can – now in its 40th fantabulous year! To celebrate their Ruby Anniversary, they’re presenting a full season of classic Gilbert & Sullivan topsy turvy tales.
Whether you choose to enjoy the ghostly and ghastly satire of Ruddigore, the seafaring sensation that is H.M.S. Pinafore, a romantic ride with The Gondoliers, or all of the above, you’ll tap your toes and belly laugh to the longest-running professional Gilbert & Sullivan company in America.
Beyond the Stage
Enjoy a dazzling discourse about all matters G&S with members of the NYGASP artistic staff after the show.
You’re invited to a free musical introduction and plot summary made entertaining and informative for the entire family (12:45 in the theater).
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Gilbert and Sullivan Players 2014-15 Lineup