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HMS Pinafore

Presented by Idaho Falls Opera Theater

April 5, 6, and 8, 2019

7:30pm • Preview with Roger Evans at 6:45pm

Colonial Theater

$18 • $10 • $8 Senior/Military • $6 Student

"HMS Pinafore" is one of the great operatic comedies of all time. It was written by Gilbert and Sullivan, the famous English composing team who also wrote such hits as "The Mikado" and "The Pirates of Penzance". The show is full of great music and satirical humor as relevant today as it was when written in the late 19th Century. 

In a classic case of babies switched at birth, the captain of the Pinafore actually was born a commoner, but was switched with one of his sailors (nursed by the same woman, Buttercup) who was actually of aristocratic blood and should have become captain. The captain's daughter and the sailor wish to be married, but because of their divergent social standings, the captain vehemently objects. This complicated by the fact that Sir Joseph, the ruler of the Queen's navy, thinks he should marry the captain's daughter. 

Other colorful characters include Buttercup, who accidentaly switched the babies, and Dick Deadeye, the repulsive sailor who tries to thwart the young couple's marriage plans. The sailors on the ship and the "sisters, cousins, and aunts" of Sir Joseph add boisterous choruses, all of which helps create a delightful evening of entertainment.