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H.M.S. Pinafore   
The Lass That Loved a Sailor

 
Erlanger's Theatre , (5/18/1931 - 6/1931)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:May 18, 1931   
Closing Date:Jun 1931 Total Performances:17

Category: Musical, Comedy, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: A comic opera in two acts
Setting: Quarterdeck of H.M.S. Pinafore off Portsmouth.


Production Staff
Produced by The Civic Light Opera Company
Libretto by W. S. Gilbert; Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Staged by Milton Aborn
Cast
Ruth Altman Josephine
the Captain's Daughter
Edith Artley Chorus
Frances Baviello Chorus
Flora Bell Chorus
Margaret Bickel Chorus
Ethel Clark Cousin Hebe
Patricia Clark Chorus
William Danforth Dick Deadeye
Georgina Dieter Chorus
Frank Dowling Chorus
Belle Flower Chorus
Charles Froom Chorus
Harrison Fuller Chorus
Eleanor Gilmore Chorus
William C. Gordon Bill Bobstay
Boatswain
Helen Hosp Chorus
Edward J. Lambert Chorus
Martin Lilienfield Chorus
Florence Little Chorus
Joseph Macaulay Captain Corcoran
Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore
Charles Maduro Chorus
Howard Marsh Ralph Rackstraw
Mary Jo Matthews Chorus
Bert Melrose Chorus
Frances Moore Chorus
Frank Moulan The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
First Lord of the Admiralty
Frank Murray Chorus
Felix Noonan Chorus
Isabel Norwood Chorus
Marie Pittman Chorus
Rosa Rubenstein Chorus
Olga Schumacher Chorus
Roslyn Shaw Chorus
Edward Taylor Chorus
Fay Templeton Little Buttercup
Mrs. Cripps, a Portsmouth Bumboat Woman
Mabel Thompson Chorus
Gertrude Waldon Chorus
Allan Ware Chorus
Hobson Young Chorus
ACT 1
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 lot Josephine (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 sea The 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 lad The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. (First Lord of the Admiralty) and Chorus
A British tar is a soaring soul Ralph Rackstraw, Bill Bobstay (Boatswain) and Bob Beckett
Refrain, audacious tar, your suit from pressing Josephine (the Captain's Daughter) and Ralph Rackstraw
Can I survive this overbearing? (Finale) Principals and Chorus
ACT 2
Fair moon, to thee I sing! Captain Corcoran (Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore)
Things are seldom what they seem Little 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 wherefore Josephine (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 tar Captain Corcoran (Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore) and Dick Deadeye
Carefully on tiptoe stealing Dick 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