2016 H.M.S. Pinafore

Spring 2016 – H.M.S. Pinafore
April. 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2016 at 8PM
April 24 & 30, 2016 @ 2PM
Stage Director: Sam Griffin
Music Director: Helene Furlong
The legendary musical comedy genius of Gilbert & Sullivan  comes alive in this fun, nautical romp!Captain Corcoran has prospered as captain of H.M.S. Pinafore, and hopes to further improve the family’s societal standing by making a marriage match for his daughter Josephine with Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty.  Josephine is conflicted, because she’s fallen in love with a “common” sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, while Sir Joseph’s attentions “nauseate” her. She finally sets her mind to elope with Ralph, after hearing Sir Joseph lecture the captain and crew that “a British sailor is any man’s equal” (excepting his).  Everything is sorted out in typical topsy-turvy G&S fashion, with the captain, Josephine, and Sir Joseph ending up with appropriate marriage partners.  Issues of social class are the target of Gilbert’s wit in this production, accompanied by some of Sullivan’s most memorable music.

We’d welcome new Chorus members, as well as business / production staff.  Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings, starting in late January.

To be added to our show or auditions mailing lists, please e-mail ardensingers@gmail.com or phone John Trexler at (484) 319-2350.

The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. (First Lord of the Admiralty) Ed Emmi
Captain Corcoran
(Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore)
Steve Zimmerman
Ralph Rackstraw
(Able Seaman)
Bryan Henry
Dick Deadeye
(Able Seaman)
John Dennison
Bill Bobstay
(Boatswain’s Mate)
Richard Brenner
Bob Becket
(Carpenter’s Mate)
Doug Kurtze
(The Captain’s Daughter)
Alexis Droke
Cousin Hebe
(Sir Joseph’s First Cousin)
Paula Gonzalez
Little Buttercup
(A Portsmouth Bumboat Woman)
Nicole Servais

Chorus of Sailors, Marines, and First Lord’s Sisters, Cousins, and Aunts:
George Bourrie, Richard Brenner, Dave DeGarmo, Chris Galvin, Phil Galvin, Felicia Gaus-Woollen, Sue Hudson, Doug Kurtze, Antonia Lasso, Leslie Leach, Ken McIntosh, Bruce Monroe, John Newport, Hugh Phibbs, Wayne Punshon, Dawlat Refaie, John Trexler, Justine Wagaman, Carina Waldeck, Lisette Walker, Mary Young, Pat Zevnik, Veroncee Zevnik