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

 
 
Martin Beck Theatre , (9/13/1934 - 11/29/1934)
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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 Dickson Josephine
the Captain's Daughter
Marjorie Eyre Cousin Hebe
Darrell Fancourt Dick Deadeye
Radley Flynn Bob Beckett
Dorothy Gill Little Buttercup
Mrs. Cripps, a Portsmouth Bumboat Woman
Martyn Green The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
First Lord of the Admiralty
Derek Oldham Ralph Rackstraw
Leslie Rands Captain Corcoran
Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore
Richard Walker Bill Bobstay
Boatswain
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