H.M.S PINAFORE

Director: Reegan McKenzie • Music Director: Georgianna Pappas

Concerts April 7 - May 16, 2019 • Performances May 4-19, 2019

Since its premiere in 1878, Gilbert and Sullivan’s wildly popular operetta H.M.S. Pinafore has delighted audiences with a nautically-tinged story of star-crossed lovers. The gentlemanly Captain Corcoran of the good ship Pinafore has a daughter, Josephine, who is in love with a lowly but gallant sailor named Ralph Rackstraw. The Captain forbids the marriage, wanting to match Josephine instead with the well-bred Sir Joseph, First Lord of the Admiralty. In the meantime, the Captain finds himself in nearly the same position as his daughter: his former nanny, Little Buttercup, falls in love with him, but he hesitates to reciprocate due to his higher social rank. The whole situation is turned on its head when Little Buttercup reveals a

game-changing secret she has kept for decades. A rollicking farce with endearing characters, memorable tunes, and a hilariously happy ending, H.M.S Pinafore is a classic, time-tested delight not to be missed.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

CONCERTS

Sunday, April 7 at 2pm - Finklestein Library

Sunday, April 14 at 2pm - Mahwah Library

Sunday, April 28 at 2pm - Ridgewood Library

Thursday, May 16 at 8pm - Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck

FULL PERFORMANCES

Saturday, May 4 at 7:30pm - Ridgewood United Methodist Church

Sunday, May 5 at 3pm - Ridgewood United Methodist Church
Friday, May 10 at 7:30pm - Fair Lawn Community Center

Sunday, May 12 at 3pm - Fair Lawn Community Center

Saturday, May 18 at 2pm - Heritage Village

Sunday, May 19 at 1pm - Cedar Crest

H.M.S PINAFORE CAST LIST

  • Sir Joseph Porter, KCB ....................................................................................................................................................................................... Robert Prowse

  • Captain Corcoran  ............................................................................................................................................................................. Frank Skokan (May 4, 12)

John Burke (May 5, 10, 18, 19)

  • Ralph Rackstraw ..................................................................................................................................................................... Joseph Mayon (May 4, 5, 12, 19)

Destino Rubiani (May 5, 10)

  • Dick Deadeye ............................................................................................................................................................................ John Holmboe (May 4, 12, 19)

Philip Sternenberg (May 5, 10, 18)

  • Bill Bobstay, Boatswain's Mate ............................................................................................................................................ Lou Ann Salkin (May 4, 5, 12, 19)

Scott Mankowitz (May 10, 18)

  • Bob Becket, Carpenter's Mate ........................................................................................................................................................................... Ronald Fraioli

  • Josephine .................................................................................................................................................................................... Veronica Shea (May 4, 12, 19)

Avery Peterman (May 5, 10, 18)

  • Cousin Hebe ............................................................................................................................................................................ Pamela Schopp (May 4, 12, 19)

Emily Agresta (May 5, 10, 18)

  • Little Buttercup ............................................................................................................................................................................ Eileen Mager (May 4, 10, 18)

Eva Giorgi (May 5, 12, 19)

 

Chorus ......................................................................................................................  Bob Bromberg, Bill Miele, Susie Rosenbluth, John Ryle, Wynne Webster

MAPS TO PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS

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