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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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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Lamplighters Music Theatre
Lamplighters Music Theatre is one of the oldest continuously performing theatres in the Bay Area, and the only year-round musical theatre company in San Francisco. Since the company’s founding in 1952, they have produced the entire Gilbert and Sullivan canon as well as other light opera and musical theatre classics.