Gilbert and Sullivan Rep: Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore

The Hypocrites’ 2014-15 Season will continue in December 2014 with another world premiere: a playful re-imaging of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera H.M.S. PINAFORE, adapted and directed by Sean Graney, with new arrangements by Matt Kahler and Andra Velis Simon. In what has become an annual celebration of the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, H.M.S. PINAFORE will run in repertory with remounts of the company’s wildly popular productions of THE MIKADO and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, also adapted and directed by Graney.

Featuring Kate Carson-Groner (Dot Dead-Eyes, Sailress Candi, Barker, Daughter, Cop), Emily Casey (Captain Cat Coran, Sailress Bobbi, Yum-Yum, The Mikado, Daughter, Cop), Matt Kahler (Cousin Heebies, Pooh Bah, Major General Stanley, Samuel), Robert McLean (Lil’ Buttercup, Porter Men Folk, Ko Ko, Pirate King, Sgt of Police), Dana Omar (Ralphina Rackstraw, Peep Bo, Daughter, Cop), Doug Pawlik (Joseph, Mouse 1, Frederick), Shawn Pfautsch (Porter Men Folk, Kev’n, Nanki Poo, Katisha, Pirate 1), Erik Schroeder (Porter Men Folk, Pish Tush, Pirates 2), Christine Stulik (Admiral Dame Jo-Ann, Sailress Billi, Pitti Sing, Ruth, Mabel), Lauren Vogel (Sailress Tiff’ni, Mouse 2, Pirate 3)

Creative team includes: Thrisa Hodits (Co-Director), Janet Howe (Assistant Director), Andra Velis Simon (Musical Direction), Geno Franco (Production Manager), Miranda Anderson (Stage Manager), Gabriella Welsh (Assistant Stage Manager), Gordon Granger (Technical Director), Michael Smallwood (Scenic Designer, Pinafore and Mikado), Tom Burch (Scenic Designer, Pirates), Alison Siple (Costume Designer), Heather Gilbert (Lighting Designer), Kevin O’Donnel (Sound Designer, Pirates Co-Adapter), Maria DeFabo (Properties Designer), Erin Kilmurray (Choreographer, Pinafore) and Katie Spelman (Choreographer, Pirates, Mikado)

Reviews:

★★★★ (out of ★★★★)   

“The Hypocrites apply their winning formula of hip deconstruction and dark comedy to the cherished operetta”

Chicago Tribune

“Spirited, affectionate, and nearly irresistible”

Boston Globe

“Terrific…The Hypocrites’ musicianship has never sounded better.”
TimeOut Chicago