Tri-Cities Opera is rehearsing its production of the Lass That Loved a Sailor: An Entirely Original Nautical Comic Opera in Two Acts, otherwise known as the classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta “H.M.S. Pinafore.”
It’s a parody of 19th Century class struggles as a captain’s daughter is forced to choose between a low-class sailor and the First Lord of the Admiralty.
Stage Director Nicholas Wuehrmann of New York City has had a long history singing and directing G and S operettas. He says they’re the natural precursors to the modern day musical. “Please come to see this, you will not regret it. It’s very funny. There’s great music. The performers are fantastic. There’s a 40-piece orchestra, there’s a gorgeous set, beautiful costumes, excellent chorus, and it’s about 2 hours-long. It’s witty and fun. Just come and have fun and forget everything else for a couple of hours.”
The cast includes TCO alum Jake Stamatis along with members of the current class of resident artists.
There will be one performance only of H.M.S. Pinafore this Sunday at 3 PM in the Forum Theatre in downtown Binghamton.
For tickets and information, go to TriCitiesOpera.com