Huntington, Ind.—There’s nothing like American actors singing in British dialects while wearing kimonos and traditional Kabuki makeup to tickle your funny bone and satisfy your craving for comic opera.
Huntington University Theatre Company is excited to finish its main stage season with Gillbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado.” The show will be performed six times in the Studio Theatre located in the lower level of the Merillat Centre for the Performing Arts at Huntington University April 15-17 and April 23-24. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 17.
Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $6 for children 13 and younger, $5 for HU students and $9 for HU faculty/staff.
For reservations, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
You will not want to miss this wildly popular operetta from the British duo who wrote “The Pirates of Penzance” and “H.M.S Pinafore.” No comic opera could hold the stage without a romantic pair of lovers, beautiful music with soaring melodies, lavish costumes, a fantastical setting and outlandish characters involved in twisting plots. “The Mikado” is no exception! It will leave you humming and laughing to the very end.
Huntington University senior Matthias Austin and sophomore Sarah Yanovitch play the roles of the destined lovers, Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum. Prince Nanki-Poo has fled the court of his father, the Mikado, to escape an arranged marriage. Disguised as a wandering minstrel, Nanki-Poo travels to Titipu, where he falls in love with the scrumptious Yum-Yum, the Lord High Executioner’s intended wife.
“The Mikado” is directed by Jay Duffer and choreographed by Melissa Duffer. Joni Killian is the music director.
For more information, visit www.huntington.edu/theatre.