“I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General” – The Pirates of Penzance
Music: Arthur Sullivan Lyrics: W.S. Gilbert
On the first fifth of the year, this delightful patter song is in honor of a first at the Fifth. Though now demolished, the Fifth Avenue Theatre in NYC proved it was the very model of a modern major theatre when it presented the world premiere of this comic opera in 1879. In fact, just a few years prior, the Fifth Avenue became the first theatre in the world to have air conditioning.