Wit and Glorious Music in Bucks County’s H.M.S. PINAFORE

by Patricia Bradford

The Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents H.M.S. PINAFORE, a musical comedy spoofing Victorian society and British manners, on Friday June 17 at 8:00 PM, Saturday June 18 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM and Sunday June 19 at 2:00 PM. It will be performed at Delaware Valley University’s Life Sciences Building Theater, Doylestown. The story weaves together exceedingly polite naval officers, love-struck sailors and starry-eyed young ladies, all sung to Sullivan’s glorious music. Comic patter songs, ballads and madrigals are featured, including favorites “When I Was A Lad,” and “I’m Called Little Buttercup.” The cast is accompanied by the full Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Orchestra under the direction of Lee F. Milhous

Tickets at the door are $23 for adults, $17 for seniors and $10 for students, and discounted prices are available by ordering ahead online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2543835. Delaware Valley University is at 700 East Butler Avenue and attendees should enter the campus from New Britain Road onto Admissions Drive and turn right into Parking Lot C, which borders the Life Sciences Building. More information is at www.bucksgilbertandsullivan.org or call 215-348-4837.

David Swartz directs the show, with Bob Binkley as Choral Director and Bill Buckman as Producer. The cast features George Achilles, Perry Beem, Bill Buckman, Bob Binkley, Carla Engebretsen, Tina Margot, Dennis Kloppel and Robert West of Doylestown; Jenne Carey of Manalapan, NJ; Derek Hess of Boyertown; Elise Bjordammen of Blue Bell; Michael Dutka of Kintnersville; Theresa Swartz and Nate Binkley of Ambler; Fred Dittman of Berwyn; George Bourrie of Exton; Sarah Darrow of Trenton; Clare Fannon of Newtown; Virginia Ziegler of Pipersville; Ridge Goodwin of Holicong; Sue Hudson of Media; Alice Deanin of Princeton; Doug Kurtze of Ardmore; Jim Palmer of Hatboro; and Jim Sanders of New Hope.

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Carla Engebretsen of Doylestown plays one of the many agreeable sisters, cousins and aunts of the stuffy Lord Admiral, played by George Achilles of Doylestown, in the Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s musical comedy H.M.S. PINAFORE performing Friday June 17 at 8:00 PM, Saturday June 18 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM, and Sunday June 19 at 2:00 PM in Delaware Valley University’s Life Sciences building theater. Tickets and info at www.bucksgilbertandsullivan.org.

Theater/Organization Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Theater/Organization Website: http://www.buckagilbertandsullivan.org

Theater/Organization Address: P.O. Box 455 Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (215) 348-4837

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