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

 

Martin Beck Theatre, (9/13/1934 - 11/29/1934)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Sep 13, 1934    
Closing Date: Nov 29, 1934 Total Performances: 15

Category: Musical, Comedy, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: A comic opera in two acts
Setting: Quarterdeck of H.M.S. Pinafore off Portsmouth.
Comments: Opened 9/13/34; closed 9/15/34 after 4 perfs.; re-opened 10/22/34, closed 10/24/34 for 4 perfs.; re-opened 11/28/34; closed 11/29/34 for 3 perfs.; also performed 11/15/34 through 11/17/34 for 4 perfs. (with "Cox and Box").



Production Staff
Produced by D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Libretto by W. S. Gilbert; Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Musical Director: Isidore Godfrey
Directed by James McRobbie Gordon
Scenic Design by Charles Ricketts; Costume Design by Charles Ricketts
Cast
Muriel DicksonJosephine
the Captain's Daughter
Marjorie EyreCousin Hebe
Darrell FancourtDick Deadeye
Radley FlynnBob Beckett
Dorothy GillLittle Buttercup
Mrs. Cripps, a Portsmouth Bumboat Woman
Martyn GreenThe Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
First Lord of the Admiralty
Derek OldhamRalph Rackstraw
Leslie RandsCaptain Corcoran
Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore
Richard WalkerBill Bobstay
Boatswain
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by William S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
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 lotJosephine (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 seaThe 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 ladThe Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. (First Lord of the Admiralty) and Chorus
A British tar is a soaring soulRalph Rackstraw, Bill Bobstay (Boatswain) and Bob Beckett
Refrain, audacious tar, your suit from pressingJosephine (the Captain's Daughter) and Ralph Rackstraw
Can I survive this overbearing? (Finale)Principals and Chorus
ACT 2 Sung By
Fair moon, to thee I sing!Captain Corcoran (Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore)
Things are seldom what they seemLittle 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 whereforeJosephine (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 tarCaptain Corcoran (Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore) and Dick Deadeye
Carefully on tiptoe stealingDick 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