Friday, June 17, 2011

Gilbert and Sullivan at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis

Beginning tomorrow, June 18, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will begin previews for their production of Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore directed by Joe Dowling. The show will feature Christina Baldwin (Buttercup), Robert O. Berdahl (Captain Corcoran), Barbara Bryne (A Very Special Visitor), Aleks Knezevich (Ralph Rackstraw), Seri Johnson (Cousin Hebe), Heather Lindell (Josephine), Robb McKindles (Bill Bobstay), Jason Simon (Dick Deadeye), Peter Thomson (Sir Joseph Porter) and J. Tyler Whitmer (Bob Becket). The production is put together by Joe Dowling (Director), Andrew Cooke (Music Director), David Bolger (Choreography), Frank Hallinan Flood (Set Designer) and Fabio Toblini (Costume Designer).

Joe Dowling, Christina Baldwin and Robert O. Berdahl (Photo: Brigitte Norby)
Production photos and video interview with Joe Dowling, after the jump. Visit the company's facebook page for more photos and information.












(Photos: Heidi Bohnenkamp)

SYNOPSIS:
"Her Majesty’s Ship Pinafore is setting sail for the splash hit event of the summer! Gilbert and Sullivan’s first blockbuster is among the most crowd-pleasing comic musicals in history, loved for its dynamite songs, gleefully entertaining story and saucy satire. The captain’s daughter is in love with an ordinary sailor but her father has a more sophisticated suitor in mind. Will she and her beloved defy convention and set sail for love? Filled with Sullivan’s memorable melodies – infused with fresh musical arrangements ranging from big band swing to classic pop – H.M.S. Pinafore is pure joy and sensational entertainment for everyone, young or old!" [Source]

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