H.M.S. Pinafore


The ADK LAKES Theatre Festival is made possible by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, David Myers in memory of Anne Vaccaro and Jayson Grigsby, Pine’s Country Store, The Cloudsplitter Foundation, and Mr. Richard Woolley.

H.M.S. Pinafore (Semi-staged)  by Gilbert & Sullivan
Stage Director: George Cordes | Music Director: Elizabeth Cordes

This comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan is a satirical exploration of class distinctions, romance, and naval traditions in Victorian England. On the British Royal Navy ship H.M.S. Pinafore, Captain Corcoran commands a disciplined crew, along with his daughter Josephine and Ralph Rackstraw, a lowly sailor. As romance buds between Josephine and Ralph, her father plans to marry her off to a pompous bureaucrat named Sir Joseph Porter.

Ralph and Josephine seek to overcome the obstacles of class, family expectations, and shocking revelations. H.M.S. Pinafore is a delightful blend of comedy, music, and social commentary, exploring themes of love and equality in a whimsical setting on the high seas.

This production will be a semi-staged, concert version with limited sets, costumes, and staging. The Theatre Festival previously presented Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance in this format in 2017, and it was a smashing success!

Annachristi Cordes as Josephine, Beth MacLeod Largent as Little Buttercup, Chelsea Bolles as Ralph Rackstraw, Neal Harrelson as Sir Joseph Porter, George Cordes as Captain Corcoran, with accompanist Elizabeth Cordes


MEMBER: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
NON-MEMBER: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

MEMBER: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
NON-MEMBER: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Tickets for the VIEW performance are available on their website.

Saturday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
3446 NY-28, Blue Mountain Lake

ALCA Tickets

Sunday, August 18 at 5:00 p.m.
VIEW Arts Center
3273 NY-28, Old Forge

VIEW Tickets

Tuesday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Tupper Lake Middle-High School
25 Chaney Ave, Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake MHS Tickets

Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Indian Lake Theater
6311 NY-30, Indian Lake

Indian Lake Theater Tickets