Lamplighters Present Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S Pinafore
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Award-winning actress/playwright Chris Black enters the ring for a dramatic one-woman show in Tough, which is inspired by the life of famed boxer John L. Sullivan, who traveled coast-to-coast challenging people to fights. While Sullivan's background, rise to fame and decline motivate the performance, Black's interest also lies in what it means to be strong and how athletes and performers harness that "special something" to become extraordinary. Black opens the show by throwing her hat in the ring and announcing the rules of the game, all while enjoying some good whiskey. Don't miss this unique, gender-bending performance that mixes power and poignancy. 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.