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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 in Titipu.



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 AdamsEnsemble
Marie BaronYum-Yum
one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko
Stephen BeamishEnsemble
Timothy CruickshankEnsemble
Eric DonkinKo-Ko
Lord High Executioner of Titipu
Aggie Cekuta ElliotEnsemble
Glori GageEnsemble
Paul D. GatchellEnsemble
David GonzalesAcrobat
Larry HerbertEnsemble
Debora JoyEnsemble
John KeaneNanki-Poo
son of Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstrel
David W. KeeleyEnsemble
Avo KittaskThe Mikado of Japan
Richard MarchEnsemble
Janet MartinEnsemble
Paul MasselPish-Tush
a Noble Lord
Richard McMillanPooh-Bah
Lord High Everything Else
Arlene MeadowsKatisha
an Elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo
David PlayfairEnsemble
Walter QuigleyAcrobat
Lyndsay RichardsonEnsemble
Karen SkidmorePeep-Bo
one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko
Gerald SmuinEnsemble
Joy Thompson-AllenEnsemble
Marcia TrattEnsemble
Jim WhiteEnsemble
Karen WoodPitti-Sing
one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko
Steve YorkeEnsemble
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 AreChorus of Men
A Wand'ring Minstrel INanki-Poo (son of Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstrel) and Chorus
Our Great Mikado, Virtuous ManPish-Tush (a Noble Lord) and Chorus
Young Man, Despair, Likewise Go ToPooh-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 MonthNanki-Poo (son of Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstrel) and Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else)
Behold the Lord High ExecutionerKo-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
As Some Day It May HappenKo-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu) and Chorus
Comes a Train of Little LadiesChorus of Girls
Three Little Maids From SchoolYum-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 RegretYum-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 PlightedYum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko) and Nanki-Poo (son of Mikado, disguised as a wandering minstrel)
I Am So ProudKo-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu), Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else) and Pish-Tush (a Noble Lord)
With Aspect Stern and Gloomy StrideCompany
ACT 2 Sung By
Braid the Raven HairPitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko) and Chorus of Girls
The Sun, Whose Rays Are All AblazeYum-Yum (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko)
Brightly Dawns Our Wedding DayYum-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 YouYum-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-maChorus
The Criminal Cried as He Dropped Him DownPitti-Sing (one of Three Sisters, ward of Ko-Ko)
A More Humane Mikado Never Did in Japan ExistThe Mikado of Japan and Chorus
The Criminal Cried as He Dropped Him DownKo-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu), Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else) and Chorus
The Flowers That Bloom in the SpringNanki-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 AliveKatisha (an Elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo)
On a Tree by a River, a Little Tom-tit Sang Willow, Tit-willowKo-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
There Is a Beauty in the Bellow of the BlastKatisha (an Elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo) and Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
For He's Gone and Married Yum-YumCompany