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Performances at the Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre
Friday, June 9th at 8:30 pm
Saturday, June 10th at 8:30 pm

Performances at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre:

Friday May 12th at 8pm - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, May 13th at 2pm - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, May 13th at 8pm - SOLD OUT!

The Savoy Company is a registered 501 (c)(3) non profit company and relies on donations for our productions, and to support our community work. If you would like to add a donation to your order, you may do so on the Check Out page, just under the items for your tickets. Thank you!

About the Show:

After a tremendously successful 2016 run of The Pirates of Penzance, The Savoy Company is proud to return to the Suzanne Roberts Theatre and Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre in 2017 with another Gilbert & Sullivan classic: H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor. Pinafore was Gilbert Sullivan's first international sensation, with memorable songs such as "He Is An Englishman," "When I Was a Lad," "I Am the Monarch of the Sea," and "We Sail the Ocean Blue."

The story takes place aboard the ship HMS Pinafore. The captain's daughter, Josephine, is in love with a lower-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. She abides by her father's wishes at first, but Sir Joseph's advocacy of the equality of humankind encourages Ralph and Josephine to overturn conventional social order. They declare their love for each other and eventually plan to elope. The captain discovers this plan, but, as in many of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, a surprise disclosure changes things dramatically near the end of the story.

About our Venues:

The Savoy Company will present three performances of H.M.S. Pinafore at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre on May 12th and 13th, two evening performances and a matinee. The performances will feature a gorgeous, professionally-designed set, beautiful costumes, and a professional orchestra. In Kennett Square on June 9th and 10th, the Savoy Company will present two performances under the stars at the Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre. Longwood Gardens performance tickets include all-day admission to the wonderful gardens.

Longwood Gardens Rain Date Policy

Rain Policy and Rain Dates - Sunday, June 11 & Monday, June 12 Rain Policy: The Longwood Gardens Open Air Theater does not have a roof or any other cover. A performance will be cancelled based only upon the weather conditions at Longwood Gardens, and nowhere else. The decision to cancel a performance can be made two hours prior to show time. If such a decision is made, information will be placed on The Savoy Company’s voicemail (215-735-7161) regarding alternate rain dates. If rain or lightning forces cancellation prior to the completion of Act I, the show will be rescheduled for the first available rain date. If inclement weather forces cancellation after Act I, the performance is considered complete, and the rain date will not be used. If a rain date performance is cancelled due to inclement weather, it is rescheduled for the next available rain date.

Celebrating more than 100 years of Gilbert and Sullivan.

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