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Triphammer Arts Inc.

CRS Barn Studio, 2622 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, 607-257-2043

HMS Pinafore- August 5, 6, 7, 2016 - 7:00 pm


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Contact: Steven Stull, Jeanne Goddard


HMS Pinafore Sets Sail for the CRS Barn Studio

One of England’s most famous ships will dock in Ithaca this summer. Triphammer Arts is pleased to present Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore (The Lass that Loved a Sailor) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 5, 6, and 7, 2016 at 7:00pm at the CRS Barn Studio’s outdoor space, 2622 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca.

The Triphammer Arts production takes a fresh, lively, and family-friendly approach to this beloved Gilbert and Sullivan work, using both the building and the grounds of the CRS Barn Studio. The talented cast features professional singers from Central New York and beyond, including Carl Johengen as the incomparable Sir Joseph Porter KCB, Steven Stull as the beleaguered Captain Corcoran, Rebecca Leistikow as his rebellious daughter Josephine, Dan Bates as her “lowly suitor,” and David Neal as the despicable Dick Dead Eye who does his best to foil their romantic plans. Dana Kinney sings the role of Buttercup, the kindly but somewhat absent-minded peddler, while Robin Booth plays Sir Joseph’s Cousin Hebe, and Eric Angerhofer portrays the Boatswain. All are supported by a local chorus of sailors, as well as Sir Joseph’s sisters, cousins, and aunts. The production is directed and choreographed by CRS Barn Studio founders Steven Stull and Jeanne Goddard, with music direction by Richard Montgomery and accompaniment by Mr. Montgomery and William Cowdery.

Following its 1878 premier HMS Pinafore was so wildly popular that scholars estimate there were at least eight “illegal” versions of the piece on stage throughout the U.S. before Gilbert could get across the Atlantic to direct the first authorized production in New York City - with British stars and an American chorus. High schools, colleges, community theatre groups and professional opera companies continue to delight audiences with such memorable tunes as “We sail the ocean blue” and “For he is an Englishman.”

Tickets are available at the door: $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. Weather permitting, performances will be held outdoors; in case of rain, the show will move indoors at the same location. Seating is provided. For more information, please contact

Triphammer Arts Inc. programming is sponsored in part with grant support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. The CRS Barn Studio, celebrated venue of Opera Cowpokes Alive!, The Pirates of Penzance, Hansel and Gretel, and The Magic Flute, is now in its twenty-sixth season of presenting adventurous, high quality music and dance events in an idyllic setting, under the directorship of Steven Stull and Jeanne Goddard.  Stull has performed a wide range of repertory with opera companies and orchestras including Glimmerglass Opera, Kyrgyz State Opera, West Virginia Symphony, Tri-Cities Opera, Syracuse Opera, Syracuse Symphony, and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. He is also a director, choreographer, and scenic designer. Goddard has created choreography for opera and musical theater for 40 years in addition to her concert choreography, commissioned by modern dance and ballet companies and the Western NY Institute for the Arts in Education. She ran the dance program at Wells College from 1987 to 2016.

For more information, please contact Steven Stull or Jeanne Goddard at 607.257.2043 or, or visit our website,


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dance, music and multidisciplinary performance forms (such as opera and musical theatre) by providing opportunities to create new works and to approach existing works from new

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Triphammer Arts Inc. programming is sponsored in part with grant support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

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