PLAN YOUR VISIT
ADVERTISE WITH OLO
26th Festival Season - 2004
By: Gilbert and Sullivan
Premiere: March 14, 1885
Book By: W. S. Gilbert
Music By: Arthur Sullivan
Comic Opera in two acts.
Known as Gilbert�s greatest, most popular libretto, The Mikado is also Sullivan�s best-known, most popular score. The quotable lines of "Three Little Maids from School" and witty lyrics from "I�ve Got a Little List", explain the great popularity of this operetta.
The use of universal characters in The Mikado is why it has been translated into more languages and is performed in more countries than any other operetta. Characters range from giggling school girls to the bribe-hungry to the cheap. The operetta takes place in Japan, which simply masks the show's attack on English institutions.
Nanki-Poo has fled the court of his father, the Mikado of Japan, to escape marriage with an elderly lady. He disguises himself as a musician, then falls in love with a fair maiden, Yum-Yum. However, he has been prevented from marrying her by her guardian, Ko-Ko, who wishes to marry Yum-Yum himself. Come witness the hilarious antics of this love triangle as mistaken identities unfold.
|Conductor||J. Lynn Thompson|
|Stage Director||Julie Wright|
|Set Designer||Kirk Domer|
|Costume Designer||Jasen J. Smith|
|Lighting Designer||Shannon Schweitzer|
|The Mikado of Japan||Kenneth Kramer|
|Nanki-Poo, his son, in disguise as a wandering minstrel||Drake Dantzler|
|Ko-Ko, Lord High Executionor of Titipu||Frederick Reeder|
|Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else||Gregory Brookes|
|Pish-Tush, a Noble Lord||Patrick Howle|
|Yum-Yum, ward of Ko-Ko||Penny Hansen|
|Pitti-Sing, ward of Ko-Ko||Betha Christopher|
|Peep-Bo, ward of Ko-Ko||Erin Jackson|
|Katisha, an eldery Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo||Alta Boover|
|Women of the Ensemble: Alta Boover, Betha Christopher, Sara Gartland, Sahara Glasener, Penny Hansen, Jessica Hornsten, Erin Jackson, Kemper LeCroy, Danielle McCormick, Dominique McCormick, Sarah Minckler, Elizabeth Mitchell, Sandra Ross, Rachel Rowe, Sarah Walker, Julie Wright|
|Men of the Ensemble: Carl Bara, Kevin Blickfeldt, Gregory Brookes, Nathan Brian, Drake Dantzler, James Harr, David Haslam, Oliver Henderson, Patrick Howle, Grant Knox, Chris Lyons, Justin Legris, Kenneth Kramer, Boyd Mackus, Lee Matsos, James Mismas, Timothy Oliver, Frederick Reeder|