The Mikado – March 2020

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.

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Music Director – Guy Russo
Stage Director – Robert Hockenberry

RolePerformer
The Mikado of JapanMichael Greenstein
Bob Herold
Nanki-Poo, His Son,
disguised as a wandering minstrel
and in love with Yum-Yum
Paul Yeater
Ko-Ko, The Lord High Executioner of TitipuMichael Brawdy
Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything ElseAndy Hickly
Pish-Tush, A Noble LordAlexander E. Policicchio
Yum-Yum, A Ward of Ko-Ko,
also engaged to Ko-Ko
Kate Manuel
Sarah Perconte
Pitti-Sing, A Ward of Ko-KoRachel Silverstein
Peep-Bo, A Ward of Ko-KoAlexandra Aks
Katisha, An Elderly lady,
in love with Nanki-Poo
Deborah Geary
Amanda Rodriguez
Chorus of School-GirlsSheri Bickerton-Selby
Isabella Brawdy
Leslie Clark
Jennifer Davidson
Lisa Dunlap
Elizabeth Partee
Carolee Shearer
Marichristine Storch
Kira Varela
Kelsey Walls
Katherine Wensel
Chorus of Nobles and GuardsAdam Birch
Chris Carter
Don Gudenburr
Maher S. Hoque
Jacob Mullins
Gerry Neuhaus
Michael Palmosina
Craig Yankes