H.M.S. Pinafore by Union Avenue Opera
WHAT: Gilbert & Sullivan's: H.M.S. PINAFORE
Presented in English with English supertitles
WHEN: July 6, 7, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Union Avenue Opera
733 N. Union Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108
TICKETS: Single tickets are on sale for as low as $32 and subscription packages start at $80. Tickets may be purchased online at www.unionavenueopera.org, by phone at (314) 361-2881. Student rush tickets are available at the door for $15 (cash only) with a valid student ID. There is ample free parking available.
Take to the high seas aboard Her Majesty's Ship Pinafore in this traditional telling of Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved comic operetta full of mistaken identity, duty, intrigue and lots of laughs. Seaman Ralph Rackstraw is love-struck with a lass above his station—the Captain's daughter, Josephine. What's a fellow to do when his love is promised by her father to The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, KBC, First Lord of the Admiralty who is followed everywhere by his sisters and his cousins and his aunts; how can a sailor of such a low station compete with that? Enter the mysterious Little Buttercup, a bumboat of a woman with a secret that turns everything upside down. Poking good-natured fun at patriotism, party politics, the Royal Navy, and the appointment of unqualified people to positions of authority, H.M.S. Pinafore is a classic, time-tested delight not to be missed.