“A British tar is a soaring soul, as free as a mountain bird, his energetic fist should be ready to resist a dictatorial word”

—Ralph, Boatswain, Carpenter's Mate
H.M.S. Pinafore
The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company's Production of

H.M.S. Pinafore or The Lass That Loved a Sailor

March 16 to April 8, 2001

Photo Gallery

H.M.S. Pinafore Program


Stage Director:   Mikal Kraklio
Music Director: Steven Michael Utzig
Artistic Director:  Wendy Evans

Our Production of H.M.S. Pinafore

H.M.S. Pinafore opened in London in 1878, and became the first great success by Gilbert and Sullivan. We chose to set our production one hundred years later, in 1978, on a British cruise liner bound for the imaginary tropical island of Barataria.

Two excellent internet resources for information about H.M.S. Pinafore:

Wikipedia – H.M.S. Pinafore

The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive – H.M.S. Pinafore

H.M.S. Pinafore 2001 Show Poster

Show Poster

H.M.S. Pinafore 2001 Company Photo

Company Photo

Photography by Daniels Studio

“Let’s give three cheers for the sailor’s bride who casts all thought of rank aside– who gives up home and fortune too for the honest love of a sailor true!”

—The Sailor's and Ladies' Chorus
H.M.S. Pinafore