Join Capitol City Opera Company on August 17 and 19 at 7:00 pm at Petite Violette for a night of delicious food and performances from Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S Pinafore. Make a reservation at Petite Violette Restaurant by calling 404-634-6268. 

“Since its premiere in 1878, Gilbert and Sullivan’s wildly popular operetta H.M.S. Pinafore has delighted audiences with a nautically-tinged story of star-crossed lovers. The gentlemanly Captain Corcoran of the good ship Pinafore has a daughter, Josephine, who is in love with a lowly but gallant sailor named Ralph Rackstraw. The Captain forbids the marriage, wanting to match Josephine instead with the well-bred Sir Joseph, First Lord of the Admiralty. In the meantime, the Captain finds himself in nearly the same position as his daughter: his former nanny, Little Buttercup, falls in love with him, but he hesitates to reciprocate due to his higher social rank. The whole situation is turned on its head when Little Buttercup reveals a game-changing secrehe has kept for decades. A rollicking farce with endearing characters, memorable tunes, and a hilariously happy ending, H.MS Pinafore is a classic, time-tested delight not to be missed.”

Dinner and a Diva: H.M.S. Pinafore is sponsored by Bob and Karen Coleman. 

Meet the Cast

Laurie Tossing as Mrs. Cripps/Cousin Hebe
Ethan Michael as Ralph Rackstraw
Timothy Marshall as Captain Corcoran/Dick Deadeye
Margaret McMurray as Josephine
William Green as Sir Joseph Porter
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