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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)

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.

Opening Night 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

Opening Night Cast

John AyldonDick Deadeye
Lyndsie HollandLittle Buttercup
Mrs. Cripps, a Portsmouth Bumboat Woman
Patricia LeonardCousin Hebe
Barbara LilleyJosephine
the Captain's Daughter
Michael RaynerCaptain Corcoran
Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore
John ReedThe Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
First Lord of the Admiralty
Meston ReidRalph Rackstraw
Michael BuchanBob Beckett
Jon EllisonBill Bobstay
Boatswain
Caroline BakerEnsemble
Patricia Ann BennettEnsemble
Gillian BurrowsEnsemble
Paul BurrowsEnsemble
Barry ClarkEnsemble
Malcolm CoyEnsemble
Lorraine Dulcie-DanielsEnsemble
Anne EgglestoneEnsemble
Josephine HinchleyEnsemble
Gareth JonesEnsemble
Beti Lloyd-JonesEnsemble
Guy MatthewsEnsemble
Elsie McDougallEnsemble
Roberta MorrellEnsemble
Helen MoulderEnsemble
Suzanne O'KeeffeEnsemble
William PalmerleyEnsemble
Andrea PhillipsEnsemble
Glynis PrendergastEnsemble
Patricia ReaEnsemble
Edwin RollesEnsemble
Thomas ScholeyEnsemble
Alan SpencerEnsemble
William StrachanEnsemble
Vivian TierneyEnsemble
Paul WaiteEnsemble
Michael WestburyEnsemble

Songs

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 lotJosephine (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 seaThe 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 ladThe Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. (First Lord of the Admiralty) and Chorus
A British tar is a soaring soulRalph Rackstraw, Bill Bobstay (Boatswain) and Bob Beckett
Refrain, audacious tar, your suit from pressingJosephine (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 seemLittle 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 whereforeJosephine (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 tarCaptain Corcoran (Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore) and Dick Deadeye
Carefully on tiptoe stealingDick 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
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