The Mikado : Classic Gilbert and Sullivan Comic Operetta Presented at Filene Center
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The last date listed for The Mikado was Saturday May 22, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Signature Theatre puts its own stamp on this dark masterpiece of musical theater. Written in 1928 by Bertolt Brecht, with music by Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera skewers capitalist society while following dashing criminal anithero Macheath as he leaves a trail of broken hearts and slashed throats throughout the London underworld. The unforgettable score's highlighted by "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny," and juiced by the jazzy sounds of '20s-era Berlin, while the innovative epic modernism of the work went on to influence the creators of acclaimed musicals like Cabaret and Urinetown. Learn More
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Gilbert & Sullivan isn't normally my type of entertainment but I love Wolf Trap and will take advantage of half price tickets no matter what's playing there. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I did like "The Mikado".
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“Hilarious and visually sumptuous.” —_Reading Eagle _
“Every performance is a labor of love.” —_Variety _
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.”