The Mikado

RUNNING TIME
2hr. (1 intermission)
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Now in its fourth year, the popular collaboration between Seattle Opera and SPT's Youth Program continues with this manga-style production of THE MIKADO. One of Gilbert & Sullivan's most accomplished and entertaining works, the story is set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu, in which flirting is a capital offense. The Mikado tells the story of a wandering minstrel who falls in love with the fair Yum-Yum, who just so happens to be engaged to the town's newly appointed Lord High Executioner. Stage-directed by SPT Artistic Associate Kelly Kitchens (SPT's Arcadia and The Understudy) with Musical Direction by Seattle Opera Youth Program Manager, Barbara Jamison, this colorful re-imagining of this surprisingly modern tale of star-crossed lovers updates the traditional silk kimonos of ancient Japan with vibrant Harajuku Tokyo street fashion, and their wild, punky mix of colors and styles.

Visit the The Mikado website:

http://www.seattlepublictheater.org