Lamplighters Present Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S Pinafore
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The last date listed for H.M.S. Pinafore was Saturday July 30, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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With songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein and an updated book by Tony-winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), this new version of the 1958 Broadway musical honors the original while giving it a more modern, romantic sensibility. The glorious score features the delightful "A Hundred Million Miracles," "I Enjoy Being a Girl," "Grant Avenue," "You Are Beautiful" and "Love Look Away," and the show tells the entertaining story of young Chinese immigrants learning to live in America, as the older generation struggles to retain its classical culture. Enjoy the production outdoors under the stars at the beautiful Woodminster Amphitheater. Learn More
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Watch a "Youtube clip ":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVVTngNXMzY&feature=player_embeddedof the 2007 Lamplighters production of Pinafore.
Lamplighters Music Theatre opens its 59th Season with Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic musical comedy H.M.S. Pinafore. Audiences will board one of England’s great Navy ships, the H.M.S. Pinafore, where the beautiful Josephine must choose between marrying the First Lord of the Admiralty – with all of the wealth, prestige and power his title affords – or the “simple sailor, lowly born” who has won her heart.
Gilbert devised the plot to make fun of patriotism, social class snobbery and incompetence in high places, and over 130 years later we can still laugh! When Pinafore crossed the Atlantic to open in the U.S. in 1878 it was incredibly well received, becoming an instant sensation. In those days, however, copyright laws in the U.S. were barely in place and a mania of copycat productions were launched hot on the tail of the original. Many years later it is still one of the most popular operettas ever produced.
Stage Director Jane Erwin Hammett and Conductor Brett Strader are at the ship’s helm. This creative team plus their cast and orchestra will carry you off to a lively Pinafore right from the opening notes of We sail the Ocean Blue.