H.M.S. Pinafore

By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Directed by James Dunn
Production Manager Robert Wilson

November 17 – December 18, 2016

Gilbert and Sullivan’s romantic romp set aboard a British Navy ship has delighted audiences for well over 100 years. Ralph Rackstraw loves Josephine, his Captain’s daughter, but Captain Corcoran has arranged she will marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. Little Buttercup, a peddler woman, loves the Captain. But social position dictates such pairings just cannot be. The topsy-turvy path to true love is complicated by the dark menace of sailor Dick Deadeye and the Sir Joseph’s conniving first cousin Hebe, to the rollicking accompaniment to the Pinafore sailors and Sir Joseph’s sisters, cousins and aunts.

What dark secret will come to light? Will true love prevail? You can count on it.



Join us for a Subscriber Reception on Friday, November 18 at 6:30 pm. Buzz at the Barn will take place on Saturday, November 19. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres included with the price of admission.


(pictured left to right, top to bottom)

Captain Corcoran – Bobby Singer
Josephine – Sibel Demirmen
Little Buttercup – Heather Werkheiser
Ralph Rackstraw – Cordell Wesselink
Sir Joseph Porter KCB – Norman A. Hall
Dick Deadeye – Jim Fye
Cousin Hebe – Dana Cherry
Boatswain – Dan Bort
Carpenter’s Mate – Javier Alarcon
Sisters, Cousins & Aunts – Adrianna Dinihanian, Katie Ellis, Sophia Grace Ferar, Arden Kilzer, Holly Soreng
Sailors – Lucas Amadeus Evans, Bob Galagaran, Peter Sorenson, Ben Vasquez


Lighting Design – Frank Sarubbi
Costume Design – Michael A. Berg
Set Design – Ron Krempetz
Musical Direction – Jef Labes
Set Constructioon – Eugene DeChristopher
Property Design & ASM – Maureen Scheuenstuhl
Stage Manager – Frank Cardinale
Vocal Direction – Gloria Wood
Volunteer Coordinator – Eleanor Prugh
Producer – Bob Wilson
Scenic Artist – Dhyanis
Graphic Design/Marketing – Jayme Catalano
Publicity – Hamilton Ink
Choreography – Sandra Tanner
Photography – Robin Jackson

cast of H.M.S. Pinafore at Ross Valley Players live theatre marin Marin theatre company