THE MIKADO is perhaps the most popular G&S comic opera. While its theme is Japanese, its humour is quintessentially British. There is Ko-Ko, the cheap tailor who becomes Lord High Executioner and laments: "I can't kill you. I can't kill anything. I can't kill anybody!" Pooh-Bah, the Lord High everything else, is so pompous and crass that the ebullient Three Little Maids poke youthful fun at him. As usual, Gilbert makes Katisha, the elderly female, ridiculously unattractive, while Sullivan composes for her a hauntingly beautiful song. The Mikado himself is a delightful caricature of a despot, while his son, Nanki-Poo, is G&S's traditional engaging lyric tenor. The music of THE MIKADO is melodious and memorable, and the plot is a hilarious romp.
St. Anne's Music & Drama Society, in its 52nd year, will present Gilbert & Sullivan's THE MIKADO from January 30 to February 8, 2015 in the Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin Street.
MADS performances are professionally costumed, skillfully staged with a large chorus, and musically enhanced by an 18-piece orchestra.
There will be four evening and four matinee performances, at 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. respectively.
Friday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 31, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 1, 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 7, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 8, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets will be available from November 1, 2014 at 416-922-4415. For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please download and complete the Order Form (included below).