H.M.S. Pinafore

H.M.S. PINAFORE
CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
April 30 and  May 1, 2010

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Gilbert and Sullivan continue to withstand the test of time. Sullivan’s witty wordplay and Gilbert’s inventive melodies continue to delight across the decades.  Coming soon to the sublime Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA), the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will present  H.M.S. Pinafore in a production that has brought kudos from no less than The New York Times. The troupe rose from humble beginnings (block parties and the back of a truck) and now tours regularly across the continent.

The comic opera (also known as The Lass that Loved A Sailor) opened in London in 1878 to acclaim.  The story involves the lowly sailor Ralph and the captain’s lovelorn daughter, Josephine, who are kept apart by their social status.  Themes of class inequality, overbearing nationalism and incompetent authorities are proven rather timeless. Other classic British motifs include concealed identities and bumbling bureaucrats.

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Anglophiles and music lovers will not miss this production.

Tickets via (562) 467-8818 or www.cerritoscenter.com


Brad Auerbach has been covering the media, entertainment and technology scene for many years. He has written for Time Out London, Village Voice, LA Weekly and once upon a time won a New York State College Journalism Award.

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