Kentucky Opera Presents: THE MIKADO
Gilbert & Sullivan’s THE MIKADO will conclude the season with performances on Friday, February 10th, 2017 and Sunday, February 12th, 2017.
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Gilbert & Sullivan take on the Victorian-era British Establishment in THE MIKADO, or The Town of Titipu, a pointed satire that employs comedy and absurdity to tackle the themes of death,cruelty, and the failings of the British government.. Thinly disguised by its setting in Japan, audiences will immediately recognize the pompous officials, prudish etiquette rules and other absurdities.
One of the longest running and most popular works of musical theatre in Europe and America, THE MIKADO is a cultural masterpiece that introduced the phrase “let the punishment fit the crime” and the insult “pooh-bah” for a pompous person into the vernacular. It features beloved songs “As Some Day It May Happen” (also known as “I’ve Got A Little List), “Three Little Maids From School Are We” and “Tit Willow.”
The cast includes Peter Strummer as the Mikado of Japan, Daniel Shirley as Nanki-Poo, Chad Sloan as Pooh-Bah, and Jasmine Habersham, a former Kentucky Opera Studio Artist, as Yum-Yum. Clinton Smith conducts.
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