The Pittsburgh Savoyards close their 82nd season this March with Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operetta, The Mikado. Performances will be held March 13-15 and 19-22, 2020 at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, PA. (Directions and parking)
All performances are at 8pm, except for the Sunday matinees which are at 2:30pm.
Join us on opening night (March 13), and you’ll also be invited to join us for a special post-performance reception!
Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado (the Japanese emperor), has fled in disguise to avoid marrying a much older suitor (Katisha), and to find and marry his own beloved, the beautiful Yum-Yum. Yum-Yum, however, is the ward of Ko-Ko, the lord high executioner, and has become betrothed to him against her will. In the meantime, Ko-Ko finds his job difficult to carry out as the Mikado puts pressure on him to fulfill his quota of killings, but the executioner realizes he is too soft-hearted to kill anyone. His solution is to trade a month of marriage to Yum-Yum for Nanki-Poo’s life (though he only pretends to kill him), but, of course, the plan backfires as Ko-Ko finds himself subject to capital punishment for allegedly killing the Mikado’s son. The tangled web of plot lines eventually unravels in Gilbert’s usual topsy-turvy manner, and every lives happily ever after.
Music Director – Guy Russo
Stage Director – Robert Hockenberry
|The Mikado of Japan||Michael Greenstein
|Nanki-Poo, His Son, |
disguised as a wandering minstrel
and in love with Yum-Yum
|Ko-Ko, The Lord High Executioner of Titipu||Michael Brawdy|
|Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else||Andy Hickly|
|Pish-Tush, A Noble Lord||Alexander E. Policicchio|
|Yum-Yum, A Ward of Ko-Ko,|
also engaged to Ko-Ko
|Pitti-Sing, A Ward of Ko-Ko||Rachel Silverstein|
|Peep-Bo, A Ward of Ko-Ko||Alexandra Aks|
|Katisha, An Elderly lady,|
in love with Nanki-Poo
|Chorus of School-Girls||Sheri Bickerton-Selby
|Chorus of Nobles and Guards||Adam Birch
Maher S. Hoque