HMS Pinafore (2022)


The story takes place aboard the ship HMS Pinafore. The captain’s daughter, Josephine, is in love with a lower-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. She abides by her father’s wishes at first, but Sir Joseph’s advocacy of the equality of humankind encourages Ralph and Josephine to overturn conventional social order. They declare their love for each other and eventually plan to elope. The captain discovers this plan, but, as in many of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, a surprise disclosure changes things dramatically near the end of the story. The opera’s humor focuses on love between members of different social classes and lampoons the British class system in general. Pinafore also pokes good-natured fun at patriotism, party politics, the Royal Navy, and the rise of unqualified people to positions of authority. (from Wikipedia)


  • The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. (First Lord of the Admiralty) – Laurence Cox
  • Captain Corcoran (Commanding H.M.S. Pinafore) – Tom Harper
  • Ralph Rackstraw (Able Seaman) – Rawdon Taylor
  • Dick Deadeye (Able Seaman) – David Ridley
  • Bill Bobstay (Boatswain’s Mate) – Casey Lebold
  • Bob Becket (Carpenter’s Mate) – Allen Denison
  • Josephine (The Captain’s Daughter) – Lindsey Lefler
  • Hebe (Sir Joseph’s First Cousin) – Shelle Riehl
  • Little Buttercup (A Portsmouth Bumboat Woman) – Beatriz Abella

First Lord’s Sisters, his Cousins, his Aunts



  • Director – Laurence Cox
  • Musical Director – Reece Sauvee
  • Producer – Sara Quinn Rivara
  • Stage Manager – TBD
  • Accompanist – TBD
  • Costumes – TBD
  • Set – TBD
  • Program and Web Site – TBD
  • Posters and Logo – TBD