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114 Star Starred
Filene Center
Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182
703-255-1900
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Parking is far from site (especially in bad weather)
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22 events
17 reviews
1 stars
attended May 22 2010

It was wonderful. The costumes and back grounds were colorful. The singers were all amazing, and the satire had been updated to reflect current events. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 21 2010

It was colorful and clever but much too long- too much repetition of lyrics - we enjoyed the unusual humor but it is definitely dated.

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Website

http://www.wolftrap.org/Home/Find_Performances_and_Events/...

Quotes & Highlights

“Hilarious and visually sumptuous.” —_Reading Eagle _
“Every performance is a labor of love.” —_Variety _

Description

In The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu, the location is a fictitious Japanese town full of colorful characters – three little maids from school, a wandering minstrel, a hilariously corrupt public official, and a Lord High Executioner who has a list of potential victims but is too tenderhearted to actually perform his duties. Beautiful schoolgirl Yum-Yum loves the romantic minstrel Nanki-Poo but is engaged to Ko-Ko, the executioner. This romantic triangle takes the usual course of thwarted romance, until the arrival of the fearsome Katisha, claiming Nanki-Poo as her “perjured lover,” and later the arrival of the emperor, or Mikado, himself — with his own list of punishments to fit the crime. In order to resolve the ensuing complications, Ko-Ko must use his wits to convince the most unattractive Katisha to marry him — in record time. That done, all other potentially dangerous circumstances are settled by the Mikado’s all-encompassing pronouncement that “nothing could possibly be more satisfactory.”

About the Ticket Supplier: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Wolf Trap plays a valuable leadership role in both the local and national performing arts communities. Through a wide range of artistic and education programs, Wolf Trap enhances our nation’s cultural life and ensures that the arts remain accessible and affordable to the broadest possible audience. Wolf Trap is run through a public/private partnership between the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. The Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, creates and selects programming; develops education programs; handles ticket sales, marketing, publicity, and public relations; and raises funds to support these programs while keeping ticket prices affordable. The National Park Service maintains the grounds and buildings of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and provides technical theater assistance for the Filene Center.