The Pirates of Pinafore is an operetta parody with music from the various works of Gilbert and Sullivan. The story centers around a shipwrecked, quasi-piratical “masculine” ingénue, Ralphric, who pursues and is pursued by four sopranos (Josephine, Mabel, Patience and Yum-Yum), much to the chagrin of his “feminine” fellow pirate, Baby Ruth. As this love sextet attempts to navigate a resolution, the groups from which they hail (the Pirates of the H. M. S. Pinafore, Sir Joseph’s daughters, Patience’s warrior cousins and the Japanese study abroad students) also attempt to navigate an escape from the tropical island where they are stranded.
Libretto and Piano/Vocal score in one convenient title. Including musical numbers “Climb’ing over rocky mountains,” “The hours creep on apace,” “My gallant crew, good morning,” “From the briny sea,” “Things are seldom what they seem,” “Poor wan’dring one,” “With cat-like tread,” “I cannot tell what this love may be,” “Comes a train of little ladies,” “Three little maids from school,” “The sun whose rays are all ablaze,” “Were I thy bride,” “A paradox,” “Take a pair of sparkling eyes,” “Then one of us will be a queen,” “Oh dry the glistening tear,” “None shall part us from each other,” “Act II finale.” For more information on The Pirates of Pinafore, click here.