H.M.S. Pinafore 2024

The Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. presents, for the benefit of Young People’s Chorus of New York City:

Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor

Written by William S. Gilbert
Composed by Sir Arthur S. Sullivan

Directed & Choreographed by Gary Slavin

Assistant Directed & Assistant Choreographed by Janet Bushor

Music Direction by Zachary Schwartzman

Eight performances at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, New York City.

This saucy ship’s a beauty! And so is the Captain’s daughter, Josephine, who has the misfortune to love a man below her in societal rank… despite her father’s determination that she marry one above her. Gilbert & Sullivan’s first international hit is full of spirited shanties, gorgeous ballads, social satire, long-hidden secrets, and true love triumphant—plus a bevy of sailors, sisters, cousins, and aunts. Don’t miss it!

Character Name: Opening Cast: Apr 19, 21, 25, & 27 matinee Closing Cast: Apr 20, 24, 26 & 27 evening
The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. Erik Hanson Jonathan Jacobson
Captain Corcoran Neal Young* Kevin Murray
Ralph Rackstraw (Able Seaman) Robert Farruggia* Rich Miller
Dick Deadeye (Able Seaman) Geoff Gaebe Andrew Neuman
Bill Bobstay (Boatswain’s Mate) Chazmond Peacock* Michael Macaione*
Bob Becket (Carpenter’s Mate) Natan Zamansky Natan Zamansky
Josephine (The Captain’s Daughter) Lauren Cupples* Joanne Lessner*
Hebe (Sir Joseph’s First Cousin) Dena Cubbin Jennifer Dorre
Little Buttercup (A Portsmouth Bumboat Woman) Kim Lindsay Grutman* Suzanne R. Taylor

and a fantastic ensemble of Sailors, Marines, and Sir Joseph’s Sisters, Cousins, and Aunts!

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Production Team:

Producers: Selden R. Dickinson and Jennifer Dorre with Jane Barnes, Shannon Barr & Amanda Callister
Production Stage Manager: Amanda Meehan
Stage Managers: Ted Cubbin, Mark Justin & Timmy Wasley
Construction: Al Loomis & Edgar Masters (off-site)
Set Design: Byron Bell
Design Assistant: Carey Ngai
Costume Design: Anne Auberjonois & Nancy Johnson
Costume Production: Valerie Browne & Jacalyn Yang
Properties: Emily Freed & Sara Rafferty
Lighting Design: Betsy King Militello, Sam Militello & Frank Bull
Special Projects: Chris Kidd
Technical Design & Rigging: Edgar Masters
Program Editor: Carol Davis


All ticket sales are final. If you need to change tickets, please contact the Box Office at tickets@bht.org.

Special Children’s Tours on Saturday 4/20 & Sunday 4/21 at 1:30 pm (prior to matinee performances)!
Perfect for ages 4-12.
Please purchase your tickets as usual and email KidsTour@bht.org to register your child(ren) for the tour.

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#6 train to 103rd Street station, walk one block north to 104th Street, then three blocks west to Fifth Avenue.
#2 or #3 train to 110th Street and Lenox Avenue, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 104th Street.

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M1, M2, M3, M4 northbound on Madison Avenue or southbound on Fifth Avenue to 104th Street.


RFK Bridge – Take FDR south, exit at 106th Street to Fifth Avenue. George Washington Bridge – Take Harlem River Drive to FDR south, exit at 106th Street to Fifth Avenue. Cross-Bronx Expressway – Take 87 south, exit at 138th Street Bridge, and follow signs to Fifth Avenue.


El Museo is accessible to wheelchair users. Street entrance is 1230 5th Ave between 104th and 105th Street. Wheelchairs are available for free at coat-check (first-come, first-served). For questions, contact Visitor Services at 212-660-7129