The only performer with Broadway cred was Bridget Ryan, a multifaceted local media personality, and she delivered a convincing Little Buttercup
, rough-edged and musically plausible in the jazzified context of the show.
Dear little Buttercup
, the lady who mixes up babies (something reminiscent of Wilde's Miss Prism and her confusions with handbags on the Brighton Line in The Importance of Being Earnest) is played by David McKechnie with wit and charm and no fuss, which is how things go for everyone else.
This is the opera with an array of famous songs - from I'm Called Little Buttercup
to A British Tar - and has the 'ruler of the Queen's navy' Sir Joseph Porter (to be played by Ian Grange) battling for the hand of Captain's daughter Josephine (Elaine Richmond) against Able Seaman Ralph Rack-kstraw (Paul Richmond).
The opera features catchy songs like I'm Called Little Buttercup
, A British Tar and When I Was a Lad.
No willing athlete, I nursed my prized soprano voice through a succession of appearances as Little Buttercup
and the piratical Ruth, trading down to the older contralto roles of Dame Carruthers and Lady Jane before turning baritone, astonishingly just before my sixteenth birthday with release from education looming.
Among the casual dining establishments in the new mall which opened on Thursday are Vikings, Guernicas, My Little Buttercup
, Thousand Cranes, Toho, Kimono Ken, Cafe Mary Grace, Zabo Chicken, Cafe Benne, and 12 Cupcakes.
FOR HE IS AN ENGLISHMAN WHEN I WAS A LAD I AM THE CAPTAIN OF THE PINAFORE FAIR MOON TO THEE I SING I'M CALLED LITTLE BUTTERCUP
G&S classics like We Sail the Ocean Blue and Little Buttercup
are given the 1940s treatment.
Rackstraw is about to be put into irons when the pedlar-woman Little Buttercup
confesses that, years ago, she was a nanny in charge of Ralph and the Captain when they were babies and somehow got them mixed up.
But what you probably didn't hear, my little buttercup
, was that it was supposed to be a threesome between Britney, Madonna and J.Lo!
Throw in characters like Captain Corcoran, a secret admirer named Little Buttercup
, and a host of cousins, sisters, and aunts, and you've got a recipe for laughs.
Mrs Cripps, a local woman known affectionately as Little Buttercup
, has come to sell her wares to the sailors.