Ride a wave of music and laughter as romantic sailors, sisters, cousins, and aunts sing and dance their way across the deck of the fanciful British naval vessel with the improbable name. The very proper Captain Corcoran and ridiculously pompous Sir Joseph Porter preside, the villainous Dick Deadeye speaks the ugly truth, and Little Buttercup reveals the outrageous mistake that allows true love to overcome the problems of class distinction. Memorable signature tunes abound on board ship and the riotous "Bell Trio" sparks a
celebration in Act II. H.M.S. Pinafore, or The Lass That Loved A Sailor was first performed at the Opera Comique, London, on May 25, 1878, and has remained popular on both sides of the Atlantic ever since. The show's satirical jabs at the vaunted British Navy and at rigid Victorian class distinctions remain as readily understandable in the new millennium as they were over 100 years ago. Since the specific satire was meant to amuse and not provoke, the universal nature of human foibles shines through to any audience now.