H.M.S. Pinafore at The Village Theatre at Cherry Hill in Canton
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill
50400 Cherry Hill Road
Canton, MI 48187
Sail away with the gallant crew of the H.M.S. Pinafore as Main Street Opera Theatre proudly presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic masterpiece, H.M.S. Pinafore on March 15 and 16 at The Village Theatre at Cherry Hill in Canton.
H.M.S. Pinafore – or the Lass That Loved a Sailor was Gilbert and Sullivan’s fourth collaboration and their first blockbuster hit. The comic operetta opened in London in 1898 and ran for 571 performances. When it premiered in Boston the following year, one critic wrote, "Going to Pinafore has become a mania."
The plot revolves around thwarted love between members of different social classes, namely the daughter of the gentlemanly Captain of the Pinafore who has fallen in love with a common sailor but is betrothed to the First Lord of the Admiralty. In true Gilbert and Sullivan fashion, true love reigns. The show includes such familiar songs as "I'm Called Little Buttercup," "When I Was a Lad," and "I am the Captain of the Pinafore."