Tag Archives: The Mikado

The Mikado & The Pirates of Penzance opening @ Chopin Theatre

The Mikado & The Pirates of Penzance The Mikado There’s too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it’s against the law! So the Mikado (emperor of all) decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? The Pirates of Penzance In the midst of Chicago’s coldest climates, treat yourself… (more…)

The Mikado – Lyric Opera REVIEW

Lyric Opera of Chicago The Mikado by W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan By Lori Dana If it’s operetta, it must be holiday time at Lyric. This year’s musical sugarplum is that beloved Victorian chestnut, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado.  Given a gorgeous art deco makeover by British designer Mark Thompson, this version is set in 1922. The minimal, graphic… (more…)

The Mikado opening @ Lyric Opera

The Mikado Wit, charm, fabulous music and lyrics — it’s the most celebrated operetta in the English-speaking world, and it’s been tickling funny bones for more than a hundred years! How can you not have a good time visiting the town of Titipu, where Nanki-Poo (second trombone in a minstrel band) wants to marry the lovely schoolgirl Yum-Yum? Alas —… (more…)