Watch PBS Arts from Minnesota: H.M.S. Pinafore on October 14 at 9pm EST
Gilbert and Sullivan’s blockbuster is loved for its dynamite songs, gleefully entertaining story and saucy satire. The Guthrie Theater’s modern twist infuses the memorable melodies with fresh musical arrangements from big band swing to classic pop and new show-stopping choreography. Go behind the scenes with costuming, musical staging, set building and learn more about the Guthrie Theater. You can also watch the full performance here.
Performed by the Guthrie Theater and produced by tpt National Productions. Funding for H.M.S. Pinafore was provided by the Minnesota State Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008; the Blythe Brenden Fund of the Ted and Dr. Roberta Mann Foundation; Russell B. Hagen and Family; and the Margaret and Angus Wurtele Family Foundation.
Also, discover the Minnesota Arts Scene at TPT.
Joe Dowling (Artistic Director, Guthrie Theater) arrived at the Guthrie in 1995, and since that time has directed more than 35 productions, including landmark productions of Shakespeare, Chekhov, Stoppard and Friel. Under Mr. Dowling's leadership, the Guthrie has enjoyed tremendous growth, including the 2006 opening of a new Guthrie on banks of the Mississippi River.