Stratford Festival Play Spotlight – HMS Pinafore

Stratford Festival Play Spotlight – HMS Pinafore

Jennifer Rider-Shaw and Mark Uhre. Photography by Lynda Churilla.
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Prepare for an evening of fun aboard the HMS Pinafore. This delightful Gilbert and Sullivan operetta has been entertaining audiences since 1878, and you’ll love its fresh performance this year at the Avon Theatre. It’s full of fun on the high seas and love overcoming differences in social status. Join them for a night of hilarious antics and a very happy ending, and you’ll appreciate the new life breathed into this perennial, classic show.

Enjoy the witty repartee and enchanting songs as you wonder if romance can triumph over social customs when Ralph Rackshaw, a mere seaman, falls in love with Josephine, the captain’s daughter. Unfortunately for Rackshaw, in addition to the difference in station, Josephine is also already spoken for by the First Lord of Admiralty. In addition to that, there’s a fun twist as you watch the drama and romance that unfolds between Captain Corcoran himself and the lowly street vendor Little Buttercup, who secretly yearns for him.

Jennifer Rider-Shaw, as Josephine, stars in her seventh season with the Stratford Festival. Mark Uhre makes his debut at the Stratford Festival as Ralph in this two-hour nautical romp. Critics and audiences alike are raving about the five-star cast, and Broadway World declared that it “hits the high notes, high seas, and high marks.” The Post Media called it “an escapist’s dream-come-true” that you won’t want to miss. You’ll love the detailed sets, gorgeous costumes, and feel-good show tunes.

Performances run from May 4 through Oct. 21, 2017. Avoid parking hassles, and walk to the theatre when staying at The Parlour Inn. With a wide array of getaway packages to turn your theatre experience into an enchanted weekend, you’ll find fine dining and special deals to compliment your theatre experience. The Parlour Inn’s fantastic location also gives you easy access to great shopping, historic buildings, and lovely parks. Call 1 877 728 4036 to make a reservation.