Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado

Thursday, April 19 @ 8 p.m.
Concert Hall


Artwork by Cyrus Crossan

The Mikado has delighted audiences for decades. This wildly popular and lighthearted opera by Gilbert and Sullivan is comedy at its best. Boasting a masterful script and incredible score, this deliciously subversive work is brought to life for the first time on the Forbes Center Concert Hall stage by JMU Opera Theater.

The Mikado joins The Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore as one of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s operatic masterpieces. Love is in the air in the town of Titipu, Japan, ruled by the despicable Ko-Ko (the Lord High Executioner) and his sidekick Pooh-Bah. Nanki-Poo, the son of the all mighty emperor The Mikado, comes to Titipu disguised as a common minstrel to seek out his true love Yum-Yum, whom he has longed for from afar. Complications abound and laws are broken because Yum-Yum is betrothed to Ko-Ko, and Nanki-Poo is engaged to another. The Mikado is determined to set things right again. Love triumphs in the end, but not before heads almost roll!

Ticket prices: $11–$12 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards accepted. JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with student ID. One ticket per ID. Student tickets are not available online.

Mailing Tickets/Will Call — Tickets that are ordered more than two weeks in advance of a performance will be mailed to the address on file. Ticket orders received less than two weeks prior to a performance will be held for pickup at the Will Call window.

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