HMS Pinafore (Port Washington)

RUNNING TIME
Closed
2hr. 30min. (1 intermission)
Opened May 3, 2008
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

As Gilbert & Sullivan's classic H.M.S. Pinafore begins, the Pinafore rides at anchor in Portsmouth Harbor, fresh in from six long months at sea. The sun is bright, the sea sparkles and all's right aboard Capt. Corcoran's vessel--especially since Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B., first lord of the Admiralty, is expected at any moment to claim the promised hand of the Captain's lovely daughter, Josephine. Little does anyone know that trouble is brewing, however. Josephine is secretly in love with the humble sailor Ralph Rackstraw, as is he with her. But the plotting of the sinister sailor Dick Deadeye could foil the young lovers' plans at any moment. And then there's the merchant woman Little Buttercup, and the dark secret she struggles to hide. Featuring a fast-moving, witty script, and some of G & S's most well-known songs, among them "I Am the Captain of the Pinafore," "A British Tar Is a Soaring Soul," "When I Was a Lad," "Sorry Her Lot" and "He Is an Englishman," H.M.S. Pinafore caused an international sensation after its premiere in 1878, and remains to this day one of the world's most popular and frequently performed works of musical theater. The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company's production of Pinafore features a cast of nearly 30 of Long Island's most popular singing actors, as well as the critically acclaimed 18-piece Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Orchestra. Group Sales Number: 516-216-1173 Minimum Group Size: 10

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