Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore is among the most crowd-pleasing comic musicals in history, loved for its dynamite songs, gleefully entertaining story and saucy satire. The captain’s daughter is in love with an ordinary sailor but her father has a more sophisticated suitor in mind. Will she and her beloved defy convention and set sail for love? Filled with Sullivan’s memorable melodies – infused with fresh musical arrangements ranging from big band swing to classic pop – H.M.S. Pinafore is pure joy and sensational entertainment for everyone, young or old.
This critically acclaimed production was filmed at Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater, and was included in the PBS Arts Fall Festival.
Funding provided by Minnesota State Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Blythe Brenden Fund of the Ted and Dr. Roberta Mann Foundation, Russell B. Hagen and Family, Margaret and Angus Wurtele Family Foundation, and PBS.
To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/arts/exhibit/hms-pinafore/