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

Erlanger's Theatre, (5/18/1931 - 6/1931)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: May 18, 1931    
Closing Date: Jun 1931 Total Performances: 17

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


Production Staff
Produced by The Civic Light Opera Company
Libretto by W. S. Gilbert; Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Staged by Milton Aborn
Cast
Ruth Altman
Josephine
the Captain's Daughter
Edith Artley
Chorus
Frances Baviello
Chorus
Flora Bell
Chorus
Margaret Bickel
Chorus
Ethel Clark
Cousin Hebe
Patricia Clark
Chorus
William Danforth
Dick Deadeye
Georgina Dieter
Chorus
Frank Dowling
Chorus
Belle Flower
Chorus
Charles Froom
Chorus
Harrison Fuller
Chorus
Eleanor Gilmore
Chorus
William C. Gordon
Bill Bobstay
Boatswain
Helen Hosp
Chorus
Edward J. Lambert
Chorus
Martin Lilienfield
Chorus
Florence Little
Chorus
Joseph Macaulay
Captain Corcoran
Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore
Charles Maduro
Chorus
Howard Marsh
Ralph Rackstraw
Mary Jo Matthews
Chorus
Bert Melrose
Chorus
Frances Moore
Chorus
Frank Moulan
The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
First Lord of the Admiralty
Frank Murray
Chorus
Felix Noonan
Chorus
Isabel Norwood
Chorus
Marie Pittman
Chorus
Rosa Rubenstein
Chorus
Olga Schumacher
Chorus
Roslyn Shaw
Chorus
Edward Taylor
Chorus
Fay Templeton
Little Buttercup
Mrs. Cripps, a Portsmouth Bumboat Woman
Mabel Thompson
Chorus
Gertrude Waldon
Chorus
Allan Ware
Chorus
Hobson Young
Chorus
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
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 and Men's Chorus
Sorry her lot Josephine
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., Hebe, Bill Bobstay and Chorus
When I was a lad The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. and Chorus
A British tar is a soaring soul Ralph Rackstraw, Bill Bobstay and Bob Beckett
Refrain, audacious tar, your suit from pressing Josephine and Ralph Rackstraw
Can I survive this overbearing? (Finale) Principals and Chorus
ACT 2 Sung By
Fair moon, to thee I sing! Captain Corcoran
Things are seldom what they seem Little Buttercup and Captain Corcoran
The hours creep on apace (Scena) Josephine
Never mind the why or wherefore Josephine, Captain Corcoran and The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
The merry maiden and the tar Captain Corcoran and Dick Deadeye
Carefully on tiptoe stealing Dick Deadeye, Captain Corcoran, Josephine, Ralph Rackstraw, Hebe, The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. and Men's Chorus
Farewell, my own, Light of my life, farewell! Ralph Rackstraw, Josephine, The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B., Hebe, Dick Deadeye, Bill Bobstay, Bob Beckett, Little Buttercup and Chorus
A many years ago, when I was young and charming (Legend) Little Buttercup and Chorus
Oh joy, oh rapture unforseen (Finale) Principals and Chorus