Rose Guccione is Little Buttercup in H.M.S. PINAFORE

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company three (3) performances of H.M.S. Pinafore, a comic opera in two acts: Fri 14 Mar 2014 – 8:00 PM, Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th […]

H.M.S. PinaforeThe Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company three (3) performances of H.M.S. Pinafore, a comic opera in two acts:

Fri 14 Mar 2014 – 8:00 PM, Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th St, Chicago tix
Sat 15 Mar 2014 – 8:00 PM, Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th St, Chicago tix
Sun 16 Mar 2014 – 2:00 PM, Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th St, Chicago tix

Performances take place at Mandel Hall from March 14th through the 16th. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00 PM, with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM. Tickets can be ordered online at H.M.S. Pinafore Tickets. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the ticket hotline, 773-702-2787, or by visiting the UChicago Arts Box Office in the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th Street,Tuesday through Saturday, 12-6 PM. Patron tickets are $50; general admission tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students and children under age 12. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th Street, is located at the southwest corner of University Avenue and 57th Street in Hyde Park on the University of Chicago campus.

CAST:
Joseph Arko (Captain Corcoran)
Charlie Barnick (Boatswain)
Daniel Grambow (Carpenter)
Rose Guccione (Little Buttercup)
Edward Hanlon (Dick Deadeye)
Michael Orlinsky (Sir Joseph Porter)
Tanya Roberts (Hebe)
Katherine Skovira (Josephine)
Alan Taylor (Ralph)

PRODUCTION STAFF:
Cal Audrain (associate producer)
Brittany Dee Bodley (costume designer)
Darrin French (choreographer
Jeff Glass (lighting designer)
Victoria Granacki (scenic designer)
Mike Hennessy (stage manager)
Roger M. Huff (associate producer)
Woo Chan Lee (assistant conductor)
Nancy Levner (producer)
Charlie Marie McGrath (director)
Rachel Watson (prop designer
Robert Whalen (music director)

SYNOPSIS:
H.M.S. Pinafore – or The Lass That Loved a Sailor was Gilbert and Sullivan’s fourth collaboration and their first blockbuster hit. The comic operetta opened in London in 1898 and ran for 571 performances. When it premiered in Boston the following year, one critic wrote, “Going to Pinafore has become a mania.” The plot revolves around thwarted love between members of different social classes, namely the daughter of the gentlemanly Captain of the Pinafore who has fallen in love with a common sailor but is betrothed to the First Lord of the Admiralty. In true Gilbert and Sullivan fashion, true love reigns. The show includes such familiar songs as “I’m Called Little Buttercup,” “When I Was a Lad,” and “I am the Captain of the Pinafore.”

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