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

Martin Beck Theatre, (9/13/1934 - 11/29/1934)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Sep 13, 1934    
Closing Date: Nov 29, 1934 Total Performances: 15

Category: Musical, Comedy, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: A comic opera in two acts
Setting: Quarterdeck of H.M.S. Pinafore off Portsmouth.
Comments: Opened 9/13/34; closed 9/15/34 after 4 perfs.; re-opened 10/22/34, closed 10/24/34 for 4 perfs.; re-opened 11/28/34; closed 11/29/34 for 3 perfs.; also performed 11/15/34 through 11/17/34 for 4 perfs. (with "Cox and Box").

Production Staff
Produced by D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Libretto by W. S. Gilbert; Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Musical Director: Isidore Godfrey
Directed by James McRobbie Gordon
Scenic Design by Charles Ricketts; Costume Design by Charles Ricketts
Muriel Dickson
the Captain's Daughter
Marjorie Eyre
Cousin Hebe
Darrell Fancourt
Dick Deadeye
Radley Flynn
Bob Beckett
Dorothy Gill
Little Buttercup
Mrs. Cripps, a Portsmouth Bumboat Woman
Martyn Green
The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
First Lord of the Admiralty
Derek Oldham
Ralph Rackstraw
Leslie Rands
Captain Corcoran
Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore
Richard Walker
Bill Bobstay
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by William S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
We sail the ocean blue
I'm called little Buttercup Little Buttercup
The Nightingale sigh'd for the moon's bright ray Ralph Rackstraw and Chorus
A maiden fair to see Ralph Rackstraw and Chorus
I am the Captain of the Pinafore 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? 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 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 Little Buttercup and Chorus
Oh joy, oh rapture unforseen Principals and Chorus