This classic comedy 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! Performed by the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, a professional repertory company giving vitality to the living legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan through performance and education.

FREE. Limit four (4) per patron.

Tickets for free events, including Gile Series performances, can be obtained in much the same way as those for regular ticketed events. When the performance goes “onsale” patrons are able to reserve specific seats by placing orders online, in person, by phone, mail or fax. In order to ensure that the maximum number of patrons are able to attend these performances, there are a few restrictions. First, each patron is limited to obtaining FOUR tickets per performance. Secondly, reserved tickets only guarantee you a seat if you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of the performance. Any seats that are unclaimed by 15 minutes before the performance will be given to patrons with Standby Tickets.

Standby Tickets: Once all tickets to one of the free events have been distributed, the Capitol Center will begin distributing Standby Tickets. Standby Ticket holders will be given first priority for any seats that remain unclaimed 15 minutes before the start of the performance. The Capitol Center will make every effort to ensure that all Standby Ticket holders will be seated, but we cannot guarantee seating for Standby Tickets. If you have any questions, please contact the Capitol Center Box Office at (603) 225-1111. Doors open for seating to free performances approximately 45 minutes before showtime. Please remember to indicate any special seating needs.

Patrons without tickets or standby tickets are welcome to stand by starting at 6pm on the day of performances for any seats that remain after all ticket holders and standby ticketholders have been seated. Please note that while we will make every effort to seat these un-ticketed patrons,
admission cannot be guaranteed.