By Krissie Fullerton
01 Mar 2013
Directed by Mark Kaufmann and with music direction by Beth Falcone, the cast comprises Susan Blommaert, Claybourne Elder, Jennifer Evans, Sara Jean Ford, Tom Galantich, Julie Kotarides, Dennis Parlato, Andrew Ragone, Kilty Reidy, Danny Rutigliano and Mary Stout.
Hollywood Pinafore, according to the York, is "George S. Kaufman’s 1945 transplant of Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore from the world of British maritime to a Hollywood movie studio. Arthur Sullivan’s sparkling score is wed with Kaufman’s canny, hilarious lyrics, making for a merry trip through the glamour and absurdity of Hollywood. Kaufman translates the original story of a naval captain’s daughter, in love with a lowly sailor while promised to 'The ruler of the Queen’s na-vee,' to that of a director’s self-involved movie star daughter, in love with a lowly writer, while promised to the clueless studio head. The action plays amidst a swirl of Hollywood types, including a daffy gossip columnist, a bundle of sunshine publicist, and a devious, sharp-as-a-tack agent—who is, naturally, the villain of the piece. Kaufman’s wit is on full display in this delightful satire, complete with a surprising Hollywood ending."
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