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

February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in the Kirshner Auditorium Theatre
390 Lincoln Rd
MA 01776
$25/adult, $22 students/seniors, $12 children; senior groups: $16.50

Stage direction by Jacqueline Haney
Music Direction by Kathryn Denney and Lindsey Soboleski
Produced by Graham Daley and Sara DeLong

February 21-29, 2020 at the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in the Kirshner Auditorium Theatre, 390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

An operetta for the whole family, H.M.S. Pinafore is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular and most silly musical comedies! Featuring famous songs such as, “I’m Called Little Buttercup” and “I am the Captain of the Pinafore”, this production, performed with full costumes, sets and live orchestra is sure to entertain.

Premiering in 1878, H.M.S. Pinafore tells the quirky naval tale of Ralph and Josephine, two ill-fated lovers. Josephine loves the “simple sailor, lowly born,” Ralph but with the match forbidden by her father, Captain Corcoran, she is instead paired with the well-bred Sir Joseph, a man rich in relatives and power but lacking in wit and appeal. Elsewhere on the Pinafore, Little Buttercup pines away for the exalted Captain Corcoran, a man who could never love “one so lowly” as herself, whilst Sir Joseph runs about with his gaggle of relatives demanding manners and courtesy in the most ridiculous fashion. In the end, surprises abound with a secret revealed by Little Buttercup. A swift-paced comedy with memorable characters, famous tunes, and a guffaw of a happy ending, H.M.S. Pinafore is a classic, enchanting joy that is not to be missed!

Both matinees end with the opportunity to come up on the stage after the show to walk the set and speak with characters from the cast. Those who are visually impaired may ask at the door before any of the showings for a Braille copy of the playbill. Join us in the lobby after our 2pm matinee on February 29th for a “Birthday Party for Frederic!” Another one of the most beloved characters in the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire, this character from The Pirates of Penzance owed his misfortunes to his leap-day birth date. In 2020, we celebrate Frederic’s 41st birthday with cake and song sponsored by the New England Gilbert and Sullivan Society.


  • Friday, February 21 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 PM
  • Friday, February 28 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 29 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Tickets are

  • Adults – $25.00
  • Students/Seniors – $22.00
  • Senior Group (10+ Tickets) – $16.50
  • Children (12 and under) – $12.00


email to ask about  our special group rates for purchases of 10 tickets or more or to take advantage of our special rates for public servants!

Cast of Lead Roles

  • Sir Joseph Porter – Tony Parkes
  • Captain Corcoran – Brad Amidon
  • Ralph Rackstraw – Peter Boettcher
  • Dick Deadeye – Marco Bonito
  • Bill Bobstay, Boatswain – Jon Saul
  • Bob Beckett, Carpenter’s Mate – Santo Mammone
  • Josephine Corcoran- Janet Pohli
  • Cousin Hebe- Arianna Bonito
  • Little Buttercup- Ann Ferentz

2hr. play time

About the Sudbury Savoyards. The Sudbury Savoyards are a community theater organization founded in 1961 in Sudbury, Massachusetts. One of the few theater companies in New England that performs the G&S canon as “Theater on a Grand Scale,” Sudbury Savoyards productions feature a full orchestra of as many as 30 pieces, full staging, costuming, and lights, and a chorus open to all who wish to participate, with leads selected through competitive audition. The Sudbury Savoyards believe in emphasis on “community” in “community theatre,” and are a 100% volunteer group as well as a registered 501(c)(3) organization.


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