Main Street Opera Theatre proudly presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic masterpiece, “H.M.S. Pinafore”, for only two performances on the Main Stage at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton, MI, on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
This comic operetta opened in London in 1898 and ran for 571 performances. When it premiered in Boston the following year, one critic wrote, “Going to Pinafore has become a mania.”
The plot revolves around thwarted love between members of different social classes, namely the daughter of the gentlemanly Captain of the Pinafore who has fallen in love with a common sailor but is betrothed to the First Lord of the Admiralty. In true Gilbert and Sullivan fashion, true love reigns in the end. The show includes such familiar songs as “I’m Called Little Buttercup,” “When I Was a Lad,” and “I Am the Captain of the Pinafore.”
The talented cast includes: Shannon Watts as Josephine, Robert Skylis as Ralph Rackstraw, Mitch Gillett as Sir Joseph Porter, Kurt Bowen as Captain Corcoran, and Leslie Ann Naeve as Little Buttercup. The show is directed by Noelle Jacquez and Elsbeth Hott. Kevin Naeve will conduct the pit orchestra.
Tickets for the event are $15-25. Purchase your tickets online today at www.cantonvillagetheater.org or by calling 734/394-5300. Tickets can also be purchased at The Village Theater Box Office one hour prior to show time.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI 48187, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups.
For more information about this special music event, visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org, or call 734/394-5300.
Media Contact: Noelle Jacquez, 734-656-8771, MSOTMichigan@gmail.com
Photo: Main Street Opera Theatre performers Shannon Watts and Robert Skylis embrace during an performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic masterpiece, “H.M.S. Pinafore”. (Photo courtesy of Main Street Opera Theatre).