Skylight Music Theatre presents H.M.S. Pinafore

Share this show:

Audience Guide

Download Audience Guide for H.M.S. Pinafore

Skylight Music Theatre presents…

H.M.S. Pinafore

Music: Arthur Sullivan
Libretto: W. S. Gilbert

Skylight HMS Pinafore Rehearsal 013

Synopsis Summary

H.M.S. PINAFORE is a hilarious operetta from that famous team of Skylight favorites, Gilbert and Sullivan. The story takes place aboard the British ship H.M.S. Pinafore where a navy captain’s daughter, Josephine, falls in love with a lower-class sailor instead of her father’s choice, the First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Joseph Porter. This charming story pokes fun at the Royal Navy, parliamentary politics and the rise of unqualified people to positions of authority. H.M.S. PINAFORE is filled with memorable music and a surprise twist. Join us in a nod to the old Skylight where the tradition every holiday season was to perform a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta!

“A true masterpiece.” — The London Times

“A Royal Entertainment…truly irresistible!” — The New York Times

Photo Gallery

Click an image below to enlarge.

  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Preview 047
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Preview 048
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Preview 050
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Preview 053
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Preview 056
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Preview 059
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Preview 062
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Preview 063
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Preview 065
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Rehearsal 002
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Rehearsal 003
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Rehearsal 005
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Rehearsal 007
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Rehearsal 012
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Rehearsal 013
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Rehearsal 014
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Rehearsal 027
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Rehearsal 032
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Rehearsal 037
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Rehearsal 038
  • Skylight HMS Pinafore Rehearsal 042

Who’s Who

Directors & Designers

Stage Director Bill Theisen
Assistant Stage Director Molly Rhode
Music Director Richard Carsey
Associate Music Director Ruben Piirainen
Set and Lighting Design Peter Dean Beck
Costume Design Shima Orans

Cast

Character Actor
Sir Joseph Gary Briggle
Captain Corcoran John R. Muriello
Ralph Rackstraw Colm Fitzmaurice
Josephine Alicia Berneche
Cousin Hebe Rhonda Rae Busch
Buttercup Deborah Fields
Dick Deadeye Robb Smith
Boatswain Tim Rebers
Carpenter David Flores
Ensemble Holly Behrens
Ensemble Heidi J. Boyd
Ensemble Susan Gottschalk
Ensemble Beth Mulkerron
Ensemble Jill Anna Ponasik
Ensemble Susan E. Wiedmeyer
Ensemble Joe Fransee
Ensemble Eric Nelson
Ensemble Chase Stoeger
Ensemble Nathan Wesselowski