HMS Pinafore
A Lyric Theatre Production
Fully staged, with orchestra

Music:  Arthur Sullivan
Libretto:  W.S. Gilbert

Ralph Rackstraw, a common sailor, and Josephine Corcoran, his widowed captain's daughter, love each other.  Josephine has concealed her love because revealing it would ruin her father’s career due to the class differences involved.

Meanwhile, Captain Corcoran, to improve his societal standing, desires to marry her to Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty, a pompous bureaucrat who has never been to sea.

Into all this comes Little Buttercup, a seller of trinkets.  She carries a shameful dark secret that will affect all of the above characters.

HMS Pinafore premiered in 1878, following The Sorcerer.  Despite generally favorable reviews, it did not sell well until Sullivan started including selections from it in his outdoor band concerts.  Then it sold so well that the financial backers tried (unsuccessfully) to hijack the production for themselves, going so far as to attempt to steal the scenery during the intermission of a performance.  To this day HMS Pinafore remains one of the three most popular Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.

Performances at the Montgomery Theater:
  • Saturday August 22, 2020, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday August 23, 2020, 2 pm
  • Friday August 28, 2020, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday August 29, 2020, 2 pm
  • Sunday August 30, 2020, 2 pm

           Jeff Yaeger

Stage Director:  Doreen Finkelstein
Music Director:  Madeleine Graham


Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. – Nicholas Dahlman
Captain Corcoran, – David Powell
Josephine, the Captain’s daughter – Diane Squires
Ralph Rackstraw, in love with Josephine – Ken Cioffi
Dick Deadeye – Elizabeth Finkler
Little Buttercup – Jennifer Kiernan
Bill Bobstay, Boatswain’s mate – Linda Solis
Bob Becket, Carpenter’s mate – Robert Solis
Hebe, Sir Joseph’s first cousin – Laura Barragán


Christy Conway
Terri Crabb
Christopher Cruz
Emma Feeney
Jan Heiman
Stephanie Kleinman
Angela Konigsberg
Alex Martinez
Veronica Nava
Cheryl Passanisi
Firefly Perry
Lauren Perugi
Marilyn Pifer
Isaiah Sanchez
Andrew Silvis
Vanessa Smith
Jeffrey Stone
Linda Todd
Will Todd
Karen Tricomo
Jeff Tuttle

Due to the ongoing measures to combat the COVID-19 virus, Lyric Theatre is postponing our production of HMS Pinafore until such live presentations are once again safe for cast, orchestra, crew and audience.  Thank you for your patience and your support.

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Pinafore poster