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About The Mikado

The Mikado

Music by Arthur Sullivan.
Libretto by W.S Gilbert

Running time: Approximately 2 hours & 20 minutes, which includes one intermission.
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Three little maids from school, a wandering minstrel, a pompous government official, and the Lord High Executioner . . . just some of the hilariously absurd characters in Gilbert & Sullivan's most beloved work, The Mikado. Set in the fictional town of Titipu, The Mikado is a tale of the beautiful school girl Yum-Yum who is engaged to be married to Ko-Ko despite her love for the romantic wandering minstrel, Nanki-Poo. Will these two young lovers find their happily-ever-after . . . or will heads roll? This deliciously witty musical satire of social mores and politics is sure to delight audiences of all ages!

"As a piece of stage show, The Mikado is, perhaps, the best of all!"  Times of London, 1885

Pictured: Erica Spyres. Photo by Mark S. Howard.