Boy meets girl. Girl’s father disapproves. Boy overcomes obstacle and sways girl’s father. Everyone lives happily ever after… or do they? The boy is Frederic, the pirate apprentice. The girl is Mabel, the Major-General’s daughter. The obstacle is the apprenticeship Frederic is under obligation to see to fruition on his twenty-first birthday. The plot thickens when Frederic finds out he was born on February 29th of leap year and therefore isn’t turning twenty-one after all! Gilbert & Sullivan deliver comedic punchline after punchline in this much-loved and much-performed operetta.