Spring 1979: H.M.S. Pinafore


While the H.M.S Pinafore is anchored at Portsmouth, Little Buttercup, a bumboat woman, tries to sell her goods to the sailors. It is soon revealed that one of the sailors, Ralph Rackstraw, is hopelessly in love with the Captain's daughter, Josephine. She however, is betrothed to the wealthy Sir Joseph Porter. Nevertheless, Josephine expresses her love for Ralph and wants to elope-scandalous due to their class differences. Meanwhile, Buttercup has fallen in love with the Captain, but he cannot return her love because of their difference in status. In the end, it is revealed that the Captain and Ralph had accidentally been exchanged at birth. Thus, the Captain can now marry Buttercup and Ralph can marry Josephine.

Designer: Lt. Rex Vail, USN (Ret.)


Midshipman Tommy Tucker, RN
Betsy Benedict
Bill Bobstay (Boatswain's Mate)
Roger Nelson
Bob Becket (Carpenter's Mate)
Robin Campbell
Little Buttercup
Julia Salter
Dick Deadeye
Donald Smith
Ralph Rackstraw
John Sherman
Captain Edward Corcoran, RN
Robert Slon
Maura M. Slon
Hebe, Sir Joseph's Cousin
Amy Vail
The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K. C. B.
Richard Collier


Cathy Anderson, Terry Benedict, Gerry Blair, Vivian Blair, Amy Helfman, Audrey Johnson, Norm Johnson, Malcolm Judd, Melody Lawrence, Gary Meicht, Lois Palmer, Suzanne Schroeder, Billie Smith, Susan Tennenbaum, Karen Thomas, Doris Wade, Dorothy Waterman


Susan Tennenbaum
Carol Tennenbaum
Soloist Preparation
Barbara Judd
Esther Handleman Vail


House Manager
Russ Anderson
Stage Managers
Terry Benedict, Amy Helfman
Production Crew
Malcolm Judd, Julia Salter
Stage Crew
Nick DeSantis, Scott Nelson
Betsy Benedict
Set Designer
Cathy Anderson
Costume Manager
Doris Wade
Lighting Designer
Cathy Anderson
Pat Pingue, Maura M. Slon

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