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25 stars
The weather was hot during the day but cooled off substantially after sunset. I wore brought a light jacket for aLate June evening.
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If you take the Shuttle from West Falls Church, put an alarm on your smart phone for 20 minutes before 11, because they leave to make the last train at West Falls Church.
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"The Mikado"
4 ratings
4.3 average rating
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28 events
18 reviews
2 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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Quotes & Highlights

“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.”