The Mikado SingAlong
Date: March 2, 2010
Location: California, USA
If you've ever sat in the audience wishing you could sing along, now's your chance! You are invited to be a part of the extended chorus in this fun production, which promises to put you, literally, right in the middle of the action. The Mikado Sing-Along will be presented in full with a live orchestra and beautiful costumes. If you choose to come in costume you have the chance to win one of many fabulous prizes in our costume contest. Be a charming "little maid" or a bloodthirsty Mikado and come sing your tit-willow off!
Very possibly the most popular musical comedy in the English language, The Mikado is a playful satire set in a fanciful (and wholly imaginary) Japan. In a time when flirting is a capital offense, wandering minstrel Nanki-Poo has fallen in love with the beautiful Yum-Yum, fiancée to the recently appointed Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko. When the honored Mikado, emperor of Japan, demands the execution of Ko-Ko, and Nanki-Poo volunteers to take Ko-Ko's place under the condition that he first be allowed to marry Yum-Yum, chaos, desperation, and comical mayhem ensue in classic Gilbert and Sullivan style, with impromptu marriages, forged death certificates, and the revelation of a prince in disguise.
This fun-filled event features the cast of our sold-out summer 2008 production of The Mikado. Our last SingAlong sold out quickly so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek