What do 19th century British sailors and nachos have in common? Plenty -- at the Young Victorian Theatre Company's opening night party. Some 60 members and supporters of the Gilbert and Sullivan troupe gathered at the Loco Hombre restaurant to celebrate this year's production of H.M.S. Pinafore. And Mexican food like quesadillas and enchiladas seemed to satisfy the crowd after the evening's energetic performance.
The performance was praised by director Roger Brunyate, who told the group that, of the five Young Vic shows he's directed, this has been the happiest.
"There were so many audience members who told me how the cast looked as if it was having fun," he announced.
Among the merry bunch: Brian Goodman, Young Vic general manager; Kathy Mardaga and Kathy Arnold, Young Vic board members; Ernest Green, Young Vic music director / conductor; Nathan Arnold, Health Management Associates operations director; Adrienne Foutz, Peabody Institute student oboist; Angie Henry, Bryn Mawr School external programs director; Randall Stewart, Eastern Tech High School band director; Sarah Morse, Jemicy School admissions director; Peter Kaufman, Washington Post assistant arts editor; Richard Hellman, Towson University arts professor; Jeanne DiBattista Croke, Public Image Hair Salon owner; Judy Hobson, Naval Academy business manager; David Haile, Towson attorney; and Paul Christensen, Baltimore School for the Arts production manager.