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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
John Ayldon
Dick Deadeye
Lyndsie Holland
Little Buttercup
Mrs. Cripps, a Portsmouth Bumboat Woman
Patricia Leonard
Cousin Hebe
Barbara Lilley
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
Caroline Baker
Patricia Ann Bennett
Gillian Burrows
Paul Burrows
Barry Clark
Malcolm Coy
Lorraine Dulcie-Daniels
Anne Egglestone
Josephine Hinchley
Gareth Jones
Beti Lloyd-Jones
Guy Matthews
Elsie McDougall
Roberta Morrell
Helen Moulder
Suzanne O'Keeffe
William Palmerley
Andrea Phillips
Glynis Prendergast
Patricia Rea
Edwin Rolles
Thomas Scholey
Alan Spencer
William Strachan
Vivian Tierney
Paul Waite
Michael Westbury
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