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H.M.S. Pinafore    The Lass That Loved a Sailor

This production played in repertory with The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance

Uris Theatre, (5/16/1976 - 5/23/1976)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: May 16, 1976    
Closing Date: May 23, 1976 Total Performances: 4

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: A comic opera in two acts
Setting: Quarterdeck of H.M.S. Pinafore off Portsmouth.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by James M. Nederlander, Joseph Nederlander and Gerard Oestreicher
Produced by James M. Nederlander; Produced by arrangement with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and Dame Bridget D'Oyly Carte
Originally produced by D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Written by W. S. Gilbert; Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Musical Director: Royston Nash
Directed by Michael Heyland
Scenic Design by Disley Jones; Back cloth designed and painted by Joseph Harker and Phil Harker
General Manager for Bridget D'Oyly Carte Ltd.: Frederic Lloyd; Company Manager for Bridget D'Oyly Carte Ltd.: Herbert Newby; General Manager: Nelle Nugent; Company Manager: Susan Gustafson
Technical & Stage Director for Bridget D'Oyly Carte Ltd.: Peter Riley; Production Supervisor: Ben Janney
Orchestra Contractor: Mel Rodnon
Property Man: Barry-Robert Molitch
General Press Representative: Michael Alpert and Marilynn LeVine; Production Assistant: Sandra Mandel and Kim Sellon; Advertising: Mike Mones and Blaine-Thompson
Cast
John Ayldon
Dick Deadeye
Lyndsie Holland
Little Buttercup
Mrs. Cripps, a Portsmouth Bumboat Woman
Patricia Leonard
Cousin Hebe
Barbara Lilley
Josephine
the Captain's Daughter
Michael Rayner
Captain Corcoran
Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore
John Reed
The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
First Lord of the Admiralty
Meston Reid
Ralph Rackstraw
Michael Buchan
Bob Beckett
Jon Ellison
Bill Bobstay
Boatswain
Caroline Baker
Ensemble
Patricia Ann Bennett
Ensemble
Gillian Burrows
Ensemble
Paul Burrows
Ensemble
Barry Clark
Ensemble
Malcolm Coy
Ensemble
Lorraine Dulcie-Daniels
Ensemble
Anne Egglestone
Ensemble
Josephine Hinchley
Ensemble
Gareth Jones
Ensemble
Beti Lloyd-Jones
Ensemble
Guy Matthews
Ensemble
Elsie McDougall
Ensemble
Roberta Morrell
Ensemble
Helen Moulder
Ensemble
Suzanne O'Keeffe
Ensemble
William Palmerley
Ensemble
Andrea Phillips
Ensemble
Glynis Prendergast
Ensemble
Patricia Rea
Ensemble
Edwin Rolles
Ensemble
Thomas Scholey
Ensemble
Alan Spencer
Ensemble
William Strachan
Ensemble
Vivian Tierney
Ensemble
Paul Waite
Ensemble
Michael Westbury
Ensemble
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by William S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
We sail the ocean blue
I'm called little Buttercup (Recitative and Song) Little Buttercup (Mrs. Cripps, a Portsmouth Bumboat Woman)
The Nightingale sigh'd for the moon's bright ray (Scena) Ralph Rackstraw and Chorus
A maiden fair to see (Aria) Ralph Rackstraw and Chorus
I am the Captain of the Pinafore (Recitative, Song, and Chorus) Captain Corcoran (Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore) and Men's Chorus
Sorry her lot Josephine (the Captain's Daughter)
Over the bright blue sea Comes Sir Joseph Porter, K. C. B. Women's Chorus
We sail the ocean blue (Reprise) Men's Chorus
I am the monarch of the sea The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. (First Lord of the Admiralty), Hebe (Sir Joseph's First Cousin), Bill Bobstay (Boatswain) and Chorus
When I was a lad The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. (First Lord of the Admiralty) and Chorus
A British tar is a soaring soul Ralph Rackstraw, Bill Bobstay (Boatswain) and Bob Beckett
Refrain, audacious tar, your suit from pressing Josephine (the Captain's Daughter) and Ralph Rackstraw
Can I survive this overbearing? (Finale) Principals and Chorus
ACT 2 Sung By
Fair moon, to thee I sing! Captain Corcoran (Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore)
Things are seldom what they seem Little Buttercup (Mrs. Cripps, a Portsmouth Bumboat Woman) and Captain Corcoran (Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore)
The hours creep on apace (Scena) Josephine (the Captain's Daughter)
Never mind the why or wherefore Josephine (the Captain's Daughter), Captain Corcoran (Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore) and The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. (First Lord of the Admiralty)
The merry maiden and the tar Captain Corcoran (Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore) and Dick Deadeye
Carefully on tiptoe stealing Dick Deadeye, Captain Corcoran (Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore), Josephine (the Captain's Daughter), Ralph Rackstraw, Hebe (Sir Joseph's First Cousin), The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. (First Lord of the Admiralty) and Men's Chorus
Farewell, my own, Light of my life, farewell! Ralph Rackstraw, Josephine (the Captain's Daughter), The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. (First Lord of the Admiralty), Hebe (Sir Joseph's First Cousin), Dick Deadeye, Bill Bobstay (Boatswain), Bob Beckett, Little Buttercup (Mrs. Cripps, a Portsmouth Bumboat Woman) and Chorus
A many years ago, when I was young and charming (Legend) Little Buttercup (Mrs. Cripps, a Portsmouth Bumboat Woman) and Chorus
Oh joy, oh rapture unforseen (Finale) Principals and Chorus