H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor

Music by Arthur Sullivan
Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Directed by Janiah Lockett ’20
Music Directed by Mary Reynolds ’21
Produced by Sam Guillemette ’20, Ross Simmons ’21 and Faith Ng ’22


Agassiz Theater

Friday, November 8 at 8pm (Creative Black Tie Opening)
Saturday, November 9 at 2pm (Milk and Cookies Matinee)
Saturday, November 9 at 8pm
Sunday, November 10 at 2pm
Thursday, November 14 at 8pm (Free with HUID)
Friday, November 15 at 8pm
Saturday, November 16 at 2pm (Milk and Cookies Matinee)
Saturday, November 16 at 8pm
Sunday, November 17 at 2pm

Run time: 2 hours with an intermission.

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H.M.S. Pinafore; or The Lass That Loved a Sailor, is a story of love between social class where a lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw falls in love with Josephine, the daughter of Captain Corcoran, onboard the H.M.S. Pinafore. Unfortunately, Captain Corcoran had already intended for Josephine to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. What follows is a comic adventure where Gilbert and Sullivan deliver one of their most memorable satires of the social class system and the effect of party politics in the Victorian era to the tune of some of the most funny and well-known songs in the Gilbert and Sullivan canon.


Josephine …
Buttercup …
Cousin Hebe …
Captain Corcoran …
Ralph Rackstraw …
Sir Joseph Porter …
Dick Deadeye …
Bill Bobstay …
Bob Becket …
Chorus of Sisters, Cousins, Aunts, Sailors, and Marines …


Stage Manager … Ava Hampton
Set Designer … Sabrina Richert
Technical Director … Sam Thau
Assistant Technical Director … Tori Tong
Master Carpenter … Serena Chen
Paint Charge … Hannah Eckstein
Costume Designer … Jamie Paterno-Ostman
Hair & Makeup … Carmella Verrastro
Rehearsal Pianist … Oliver Riskin-Kutz