H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Libretto by William S. Gilbert
Stage directed by Janiah Lockett ’20
Music directed by Mary Reynolds Tufts ’21
Produced by Sam Guillemette ’20, Ross Simmons ’21, and Faith Ng ’22
Friday, November 8 at 8 PM (Creative Black Tie Opening)
Saturday, November 9 at 2 PM (Milk & Cookies Matinee)
Saturday, November 9 at 8 PM
Sunday, November 10 at 2 PM
Thursday, November 14 at 8 PM (Free with HUID)
Friday, November 15 at 8 PM
Saturday, November 16 at 2 PM (Milk & Cookies Matinee)
Saturday, November 16 at 8 PM (Alumni Performance followed by Alumni Reception)
Sunday, November 17 at 2 PM
About the Show
The crew of H.M.S. Pinafore is busy preparing their ship for voyage. Josephine, the captain’s daughter, loves a lowly sailor, Ralph Rackstraw — but, to please her father, plans to hide her love from Ralph and marry Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty, instead. Little Buttercup, who sells trinkets to the sailors, carries her own secret, which promises to upset the orderly ranks of the ship’s crew. Engagements, elopements, and England are entangled in this hilarious maritime caper.
Pinafore, which includes such songs as “He is an Englishman,” “Sorry Her Lot,” “We Sail the Ocean Blue,” and many riotous chorus numbers, was instrumental in shaping musical theatre, and delights audiences to this day. Join us for one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best known operettas!
Our last day of auditions is Saturday, September 7th from 3-6pm in Farkas Studio.