Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado from Opera A La Carte at The Luckman
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The last date listed for The Mikado was Saturday January 16, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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The Mikado was delightful. Gilbert and Sullivan's musical made for a great evening. The entire cast was superb. Especially entertaining were the antics of Koko and Nankipoo. Poohbah was a hoot. The Mikado is as contemporary as if it were...continued
Founded in 1970 by noted British Gilbert and Sullivan scholar and artist Richard Sheldon, the company has enjoyed a remarkable rise to fame. Known for the authentic style of its productions, the company is constantly winning new audiences through its nationwide tours and is acclaimed as the foremost Gilbert and Sullivan touring repertory company in the country.
A deliciously intelligent satire of British Society at the time of its creation, The Mikado premiered at London’s Savoy Theatre in 1885. Its Japanese setting allowed Gilbert and Sullivan to mask their commentary on British society in a spectacularly clever fashion. The most celebrated Gilbert & Sullivan opera, Opera a la Carte’s The Mikado is a musical journey back to the 1800s.