HMS PINAFORE Plays The Off Broadway Theatre
The Off Broadway Theatre, celebrating 16 years of comedy, is pleased to announce the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan¹s famous light-parody and satire HMS Pinafore on Friday, July 30.
As with all Off Broadway Theatre productions, Pinafore will feature improvisation, as cast members augment the traditional script with spontaneous jokes, dialogue, and comedy schtick that make every performance a hilarious and unique experience.
What: Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore or The Lass That Loved a Sailor
Dates: Monday, Friday, and Saturday nights, July 30 - September 4
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Costs: Adult - $16
Students / Seniors - $12
Children 12 years and under - $8
Monday Nights Special - all seats $8
Where: 272 S. Main St. SLC
Box Office: 801-355-4628 or online www.theOBT.org
HMS Pinafore is set on board the ship, which is docked in Plymouth Harbor in 1878. Captain Corcoran, played by Mike Brown, plans to give away in marriage his daughter, Josephine, (Mariah Carey Richard and Chelsea Baldwin in a double casting), to the First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Joseph Porter KCB, played by Cody K. Carlson. Corcoran is unaware, however, that Josephine has
her eye on a humble and low-born sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, performed by Jacob Ulasich and Chris Kennedy.
Meanwhile, a local merchant, Buttercup, performed by Sara Higgins and Angelica Hope Hartman, has her heart set on the captain, whose station is far above her own. The first act begins with a rousing number by the crew of the Pinafore, followed by the arrival on board of Buttercup. Ralph is seen lamenting his hopeless love for Josephine while she in turn laments hers for him.
Sir Joseph informs the crew that his high position in the Royal Navy has more to do with political connections than with maritime experience. After initial denials, Josephine and Ralph proclaim their love for one another while the mischievous sailor Dick Deadeye vows to throw a wrench into their
plans to elope.