"The Mikado" on Stage in April
The Occidental College Theater Department will present “The Mikado,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, at 7:30 p.m. April 20-22 and 27-28 at Keck Theater.
A matinee is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 29, and a final performance is set for 8 p.m. May 19.
Occidental is located at 1600 Campus Road in Eagle Rock. Directions and a campus map can be found here. The Occidental College Theater Department will present “The Mikado,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera. General admission tickets are $20. Student admission is $9, and tickets are $15 for Occidental faculty and staff. To buy tickets, please call the box office at (323) 259-2922.
“The Mikado,” first staged in 1885, is arguably the most popular of the comic operas created by librettist William Gilbert (1836-1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900). “The Mikado,” together with “H.M.S. Pinafore” (1878) and “The Pirates of Penzance” (1879) triggered a craze for comic opera in the United States that was a primary influence on the development of American musical theater.
The productions are being directed by theater Professor Alan Freeman ‘67, with music direction by Paul Vorwerk ’62. Scenic and lighting design is being done by theater Professor Susan Gratch, and costume design is by Tom Slotten, adjunct instructor of theater.