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The Mikado    The Town of Titipu

Virginia Theatre, (4/02/1987 - 5/03/1987)
First Preview: Mar 31, 1987 Total Previews: 3
Opening Date: Apr 02, 1987    
Closing Date: May 03, 1987 Total Performances: 37

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: A comic operetta in two acts
Setting: Courtyard of Ko-Ko's official residence. Ko-Ko's garden.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Richard G. Wolff: President)
Produced by David Mirvish, Ed Mirvish and Brian Macdonald Productions (Brian Macdonald, Executive Producer; Elizabeth Bradley, Associate Producer; Ron Francis, General Manager)
Originally produced by The Stratford Festival of Canada
Libretto by W. S. Gilbert; Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Musical Director: Berthold Carrière; Additional musical arrangements by Berthold Carrière; Additional lyrics by John Banks
Directed by Brian MacDonald; Choreographed by Brian MacDonald
Scenic Design by Susan Benson; Costume Design by Susan Benson; Lighting Design by Michael J. Whitfield; Associate Scenic Design: Douglas McLean; Assistant Lighting Design: Robert Bosworth
General Manager: Frank Scardino Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Lynn McKay
Stage Manager: Pat Thomas; Technical Director: Jeremy Lach
Conducted by Fen Watkin
General Press Representative: Max Eisen
Cast
Elizabeth Adams
Ensemble
Marie Baron
Yum-Yum
one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko
Stephen Beamish
Ensemble
Timothy Cruickshank
Ensemble
Eric Donkin
Ko-Ko
Lord High Executioner of Titipu
Aggie Cekuta Elliot
Ensemble
Glori Gage
Ensemble
Paul D. Gatchell
Ensemble
David Gonzales
Acrobat
Larry Herbert
Ensemble
Debora Joy
Ensemble
John Keane
Nanki-Poo
son of Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstrel
David W. Keeley
Ensemble
Avo Kittask
The Mikado of Japan
Richard March
Ensemble
Janet Martin
Ensemble
Paul Massel
Pish-Tush
a Noble Lord
Richard McMillan
Pooh-Bah
Lord High Everything Else
Arlene Meadows
Katisha
an Elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo
David Playfair
Ensemble
Walter Quigley
Acrobat
Lyndsay Richardson
Ensemble
Karen Skidmore
Peep-Bo
one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko
Gerald Smuin
Ensemble
Joy Thompson-Allen
Ensemble
Marcia Tratt
Ensemble
Jim White
Ensemble
Karen Wood
Pitti-Sing
one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko
Steve Yorke
Ensemble
Understudies: Elizabeth Adams (Katisha), Stephen Beamish (Pish-Tush, Pooh-Bah), Timothy Cruickshank (The Mikado of Japan), Paul D. Gatchell (Nanki-Poo), Richard March (Nanki-Poo), Janet Martin (Yum-Yum), Karen Skidmore (Pitti-Sing), Marcia Tratt (Peep-Bo) and Jim White (Ko-Ko)
Tony Award®
1987 Best Choreography [nominee]
Brian MacDonald
1987 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Brian MacDonald
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
If You Want to Know Who We Are Chorus of Men
A Wand'ring Minstrel I Nanki-Poo (son of Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstrel) and Chorus
Our Great Mikado, Virtuous Man Pish-Tush (a Noble Lord) and Chorus
Young Man, Despair, Likewise Go To Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else), Nanki-Poo (son of Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstrel) and Pish-Tush (a Noble Lord)
And Have I Journey'd for a Month Nanki-Poo (son of Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstrel) and Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else)
Behold the Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
As Some Day It May Happen Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu) and Chorus
Comes a Train of Little Ladies Chorus of Girls
Three Little Maids From School Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Peep-Bo (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Pitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko) and Chorus
So Please You, Sir, We Much Regret Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Peep-Bo (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Pitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else) and Chorus
Were You No to Ko-Ko Plighted Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko) and Nanki-Poo (son of Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstrel)
I Am So Proud Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu), Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else) and Pish-Tush (a Noble Lord)
With Aspect Stern and Gloomy Stride Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Braid the Raven Hair Pitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko) and Chorus of Girls
The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko)
Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Pitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Nanki-Poo (son of Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstrel) and Pish-Tush (a Noble Lord)
Here's a How-de-do! If I Marry You Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Nanki-Poo (son of Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstrel) and Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
Mi-ya-sa-ma-mi-ya-sa-ma Chorus
The Criminal Cried as He Dropped Him Down Pitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko)
A More Humane Mikado Never Did in Japan Exist The Mikado of Japan and Chorus
The Criminal Cried as He Dropped Him Down Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu), Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else) and Chorus
The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring Nanki-Poo (son of Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstrel), Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu), Yum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko), Pitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko) and Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else)
Alone, and Yet Alive Katisha (an Elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo)
On a Tree by a River, a Little Tom-tit Sang Willow, Tit-willow Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
There Is a Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast Katisha (an Elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo) and Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
For He's Gone and Married Yum-Yum Company